Arlington Public Schools Begins Superintendent Search Process with
McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C.
The Arlington Public Schools Board of Education has selected McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., Executive Recruitment and Development to assist them in the important task of selecting superintendent candidates for the board to interview. McPherson & Jacobson (www.macnjake.com) is one of the nation’s leading search firms and is based out of Omaha. McPherson & Jacobson has over 100 consultants located in 30+ states and has conducted over 700 searches since it began in 1991.
The Arlington Board of Education has identified the following characteristics as main focal points for the upcoming search:
· An instructional leader who positively impacts the needs of diverse learners by emphasizing research-based teaching and learning strategies in all PreK-12th grade areas.
· A confident leader with a great work ethic and high expectations who is able to analyze needs and develop creative solutions that challenge conventional thinking.
· A community-minded leader that is open-minded with a high level of integrity and able to collaborate and be actively involved with the community to cultivate partnerships and engage stakeholder groups.
· A student-centered leader who displays and commits to high visibility and is able to build positive relationships with students and staff.
· A strategic leader who demonstrates outstanding leadership skills in their ability to build effective teams.
· A leader who is honest, genuine, transparent, and accountable throughout all interactions with stakeholders.
· A forward-thinking leader who demonstrates the ability to recruit, retain, and develop quality personnel.
· A visionary leader who demonstrates strong financial skills and is able to manage district resources while seeking out unconventional resources.
The above points are not the only traits the Board is looking for but they will be focused on as we move forward with this important process.
Feedback from all patrons is encouraged. Consultants Dr. Randy Gilson and Dr. Derrick Joel will be at Arlington Public School on January 3rd to meet with numerous groups. Two “Community Input Forums” will be held that evening for anyone/everyone that wishes to attend in the school media center. One open forum will run from 5:30-6:00. The other one will run from 6:00-6:30. Please attend whichever one is most convenient for your schedule.
For those unable to attend the “Community Input Forum,” there will be a “Survey Monkey” link accessible on the school website (http://www.apseagles.org/) from January 4th – 10th. It will allow any user to provide their anonymous input on the skills and traits the next superintendent needs to possess as well as highlight the positives of the Arlington community and school district.
Questions that will be asked at the “Community Input Forum” and through the Survey Monkey will be:
1) Tell us the good things about the communities within your school district.
2) Tell us the good things about Arlington Public Schools.
3) What are the skills, characteristics, and traits you’re looking for in the next superintendent?
4) What are the hot topics the new superintendent should be aware of so they can get off to a great start?
Key dates for the superintendent search include:
• Application Deadline of January 14th with finalists selected/announced on January 31st
• Interviews to be Conducted on February 5th
• New hire to be made official by February 11th
• New hire to begin work with Arlington Public Schools on/about July 1st
There is one more day to RSVP for the Senior Citizen Christmas Dinner sponsored by the Student Council. Please have your reservation made by December 7. You can call 402-478-4171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The dinner will be December 12 and the meal will be served at 11:00 a.m. with entertainment to follow.
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Stopping for School Buses
Nationwide there has been very tragic incidents recently around school bus stops. Locally we experience continued issues with stop arm runs. We do use our cameras and work with law enforcement to try to address those situations as much as possible. Observation would suggest that drivers may not clearly understand the law. The Nebraska Safety Center has provided this graphic that details when drivers must stop for passengers based upon the specifics of the roadway.