The Killeen ISD Board of Trustees and the consulting firm aiding in the search for the district’s next superintendent are seeking broad community input.
Board President Brett Williams addressed a press conference Tuesday just after sending a letter to district parents and employees updating the search process.
KISD Superintendent John Craft will soon take the superintendent post in Northside ISD, the largest school district in the San Antonio area.
Craft was set to submit his official letter of resignation during the Tuesday board meeting. It is effective April 3.
In his letter to the public and statement to the press, Williams said the next three weeks are critical in compiling a candidate profile.
Community members are urged to participate in an online survey to voice their opinions on what they desire in the next superintendent.
The survey is available online in English, Spanish, Korean and German at the following: https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/QaCzJI
In addition, there are three town hall meetings scheduled, also meant to draw public opinion regarding the search for the next superintendent.
The town hall schedule is:
Monday, April 3 at Smith Middle School, 6000 Brushy Creek Drive, Killeen
Thursday, April 6 at Manor Middle School, 1700 South W.S. Young Drive, Killeen
Monday, April 10 at Nolan Middle School, 1600 Warriors Path Road, Harker Heights
All three begin at 6 p.m.
Information on the search is available on the board tab of the KISD web site.
The board president shared a tentative superintendent search timeline with community input and a leadership profile review wrapping up by April 18, an application period through May 12 and two rounds of interviews May 22 to June 5.
The board could approve a lone finalist for the next KISD superintendent from June 5 to 15, according to the timeline.
Williams stood alongside JG Consulting CEO James Guerra and KISD board members Marvin Rainwater, JoAnn Purser and Oliver Mintz and Interim KISD Superintendent Megan Bradley.
Guerra explained that his company would conduct focus groups throughout the community and synthesize information with the survey results and town hall comment to come up with a candidate profile, similar to a job description.
“We need to hear from everyone,” Guerra said. “Please participate and provide your feedback.”
“I want you to share this information with your friends, neighbors, and coworkers,” Williams said and wrote in his letter.
“This task is big. It is one that everyone should take to heart and participate in. The survey can be completed in less than 5 minutes. Your attendance at a town hall meeting does wonders for community engagement.”