Elkhart Schools asks for public’s input to determine skills, qualities of next superintendent

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Elkhart Community Schools is asking for the public’s input to determine the most important skills, experiences, and qualities of the next district superintendent.
The district has partnered with BWP & Associates, an educational leadership search consulting firm, to help the board with the hiring process.
There are two opportunities to provide input.
One is to complete an online survey which is available now through April 27th. The other, is to attend a community forum, April 26th, at Elkhart High School.
1. Complete the BWP online survey. All members of the Elkhart school community are invited to take the survey between April 17-27. A link to the survey may be found on the district’s website. It should take most people no longer than 10 minutes to complete. BWP will aggregate the responses and share the survey results with the ECS Board of School Trustees in a public meeting.
2. Meet with the BWP consultants at the Open Community Forum scheduled for Wednesday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria at Elkhart High School (2608 California Road). The Community Forum is open to all, and attendees do not need to pre-register. Those who are not able to attend in person can register and attend an Online Community Forum on April 26 at 7:00 p.m. A link to registration for the online forum can be found on the district’s website.
In addition to these two opportunities for all stakeholders, BWP consultants will host conversations with identified school and community leaders on April 27. These conversations are by invitation only. The results will also be presented to the Board and the community at a Board of Trustees public meeting.
The ECS Board of School Trustees recognize the importance of this hiring decision to the school community, parents, and students, and are committed to a rigorous and transparent process. We hope that you will make the time to contribute to this process by taking the survey and/or attending the Open Community Forum on April 26.

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1 comment

Slacker06 April 18, 2023 at 4:14 pm

Please find a superintendent that is focused on basic education.

Please find a superintendent that will not lie to us about CRT and equity. And will summarily FIRE those employees caught yucking it up on camera about how they are hiding CRT teaching from parents. It is a theory not objective truth. Such theories have no place in our schools system.

Please find a superintendent that is focused on equality of educational opportunity rather than the Marxicrat ethereal ideal of equity. Since everyone is different there is no way equity can be achieved. The best we can do is provide equal opportunity to learn.

Please find a superintendent that will not lie to taxpayers, the school board, and parents about the need for more tax dollars. Twice the former superintendent LIED to taxpayers about the need for increasing school taxes. We taxpayers told him no once but he kept on pushing higher taxes and got told now a second time. I guess he did not listen to his customers.

I have very little regard for the school system as presently organized.

Most taxpayers/parents are sick and tired of paying for less than great education for our kids and grand kids.


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