The Aurora Public Schools Board of Education is moving forward with selecting the new district superintendent. The board has secured Proact Search, a national firm, to assist in this process.
Proact Search has been successful in securing 24 district superintendents in the past nine years. Their search ranges across the nation from Norfolk Public Schools to the Tucson Unified School District.
The steps involved in their selection process include analyzing the job, coordinating community engagement opportunities, recruiting candidates, screening applicants and interviewing candidates.
“We hope to have our new superintendent in place on July 1," said Board President Matt Cook. "Until then the board will continue to successfully partner with Bob Adams.”
Superintendent Bob Adams will remain in office until June 30, 2006. “The way I work is that I give all that I can every day," said Adams. "I will give APS my maximum capacity through my last day."
Even though the search period is relatively short, the board plans on partnering with the community in the selection process.
"We are committed to an open hiring process that involves our community and ensures we find a superintendent who understands the needs of Aurora and APS," said Cook.
The involvement of APS and the community of Aurora will occur through focus groups, community or school forums and community-wide surveys. We encourage all members of the community to participate in selecting our new superintendent.
The board will meet with a representative of PROACT Search on Monday, March 13 at 6 p.m. in conference room A of the administration building, 1085 Peoria Street.