• Superintendent Search

  • Superintendent Search Timeline
    (Subject to revision as
    determined by the School Board)
    The initial review by the Board: 3/3/20
    Revised by the Board: 3/3/20

    February 4, 2020
    Board Work Session – Conduct Pre-search interview - Review and Discuss: Timeline - Qualifications/Contract terms – On-line Survey – Search Brochure – Website Portal - Application process and supporting documents – Advertisement venues – Community forums/focus groups - Other items as needed   

    March 3, 2020
    Board Work Session – Review and Approve: Timeline – Online Survey – Advertisement Venues
    Discuss - Salary, Qualifications & Contract Terms – Community Forums - Application Process – Website Portal
    Review – Search Brochure – Other items as needed
    (5:00 p.m.)

    March 9, 2020
    Press Release announcing Community Forums, On-line Survey and Website Portal “Superintendent Search”

    March 12, 2020
    Website Portal and On-line Survey goes live

    March 23, 2020 -- POSTPONED
    Community Forum – Booker High School Cafeteria
    (6:00 p.m.)

    March 24, 2020 -- BOTH POSTPONED                                               
    Staff Forum – Riverview High School Cafeteria
    (4:30 p.m.)

    Community Forum – Riverview High School Cafeteria
    (6:30 p.m.)

    March 30, 2020 -- BOTH POSTPONED                                              
    Staff Forum – Venice High School Media Center
    (4:00 p.m.)

    Community Forum – Venice High School Media Center
    (6:00 p.m.)

    March 31, 2020 -- BOTH POSTPONED                                                
    Staff Forum – North Port High School      
    Media Center
    (4:00 p.m.)

    Community Forum – North Port High School      
    Media Center
    (6:00 p.m.)

    April 2, 2020
    On-line Survey closes

    April 3, 2020                                                   
    On-line Survey results to Board Members

    April 7, 2020                                                   
    Board Work Session – Finalize – Qualifications, Qualities & Characteristics – Advertisements and Search Brochure
    Discuss – Citizens Advisory Committee Membership & roles and responsibilities – Other items as needed     (Time - TBD)          

    April 9, 2020
    Advertisements Posted

    April 21, 2020
    Board Work Session – Approve - Citizens Advisory Committee Membership – Other items as needed (8:30 a.m.)

    May 8, 2020
    Advertisements Closed

    May 14, 2020
    First Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting
    (Location TBD)
    (6:00 p.m.)

    May 19, 2020
    Board Work Session – Review - Method/process for Semi-Finalists and Finalists selection - Finalists interview schedule and Board Interview questions
    Address – Contract negotiation items/process    (8:30 a.m.)

    May 21, 2020
    Second Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting
    (Location TBD)
    (6:00 p.m.)

    May 26, 2020
    Third Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting  --   (If needed)
    (Location TBD)
    (6:00 p.m.)                              

    May 27, 2020                                                  
    Citizens Advisory Committee recommendations to Board
    (Note: Committee recommendations to Board may occur following the second Committee meeting.)

    May 28, 2020
    Special Board Meeting - Select Semi-Finalists and identify Semi-Finalists Questions                       
    (Time – TBD)                       

    June 2, 2020
    Semi-Finalists responses due and submitted to Board Members

    June 4, 2020
    Special Board Meeting – Select Finalists
    (Time – TBD)

    June 17, 18 and 19, 2020
    Finalists Interviews
    (Location and Times – TBD)          

    June 22, 2020
    Special Board Meeting - Select new Superintendent and begin contract development
    (Time – TBD)

    July 14, 2020
    Board Meeting to approve the contract                   
    (3:00 p.m.)

    New Superintendent Start Date


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  • Superintendent Community Survey

    The Sarasota County School Board is seeking public and staff input concerning the leadership qualities desired in the next Superintendent, the chief leader for the district. All information will be used to help select the best candidate. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

    Start the Survey Now

  • Superintendent Search Overview

    The School Board of Sarasota County has opened the search process for the District’s next Superintendent of Schools. The selection of a Superintendent to lead our schools is one of the most important decisions our School Board makes. It’s a decision that impacts students, parents, employees and our entire Sarasota County community.

    During this search process, public involvement will be welcomed. A Community Advisory Committee made up of community members chosen by our School Board members and who represent a cross-section of Sarasota County will take part in the search. An online survey will also be utilized to give our community a voice in this process.

    We will also use this section to list other important information regarding the Superintendent Search, including all applications submitted by candidates, which will be posted as the search progresses.

    We encourage members of our Sarasota County community to stay connected to keep up to date on the search.