Superintendent Search

Letter to the Community - Feb. 8, 2021

Timeline

Saturday, February 6, 2021
The Bexley Board of Education hosted a special board meeting to discuss potential firms and entities for the Superintendent search.

The six firms considered:

The board selected Educational Service Center of Central Ohio, K-12 Business Consulting, and Ray and Associates as the three finalists. These groups will make public presentations during a special board meeting on Thursday, February 11.

Thursday, February 11
At its meeting on February 11, the Bexley Board of Education selected Ray and Associates to assist in the selection of a new superintendent for our district.  The board was impressed with the firm’s commitment to community input, diversity, equity and inclusion, and efficiency, as well as their deep experience. Ray and Associates will gather information through focus groups and community surveys in order to understand our community’s priorities and develop a profile of desired qualities for our next leader. They will then use their local, state, and national connections to seek candidates.  Stakeholders will have the opportunity to see and hear from finalists, and to provide feedback to the Board of Education before the board makes its selection.

Ray and Associates has prepared a survey for our community members to provide input at the front-end of the search process. Click here to access the survey.
The survey must be completed by 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021.

February 25 and 26
Ray and Associates will be conducting focus group meetings by zoom on February 25 and 26.  Some of the focus groups are for specific, targeted groups, and two of the meetings are for all stakeholders to which all are invited to participate. Information gained from the meetings will help to shape the desired profile of our next Superintendent. Each meeting will last approximately 45 minutes to an hour. Please choose the time/day below that is most convenient for you and click on the link to join the meeting.  
 
Thursday, February 25, 2021 beginning at 12:30 p.m. (via Zoom):
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 910 0091 2939
Passcode: 035266
Or dial by your location: 1 929 205 6099
 
Friday, February 26, 2021 beginning at 7:00 p.m. (via Zoom):
 Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 968 2299 3698
Passcode: 561736
Or dial by your location: 1 929 205 6099
 
In addition to participating in one of these focus group sessions, all stakeholders are invited to complete the 33 qualities survey. Click here to access the survey.
The survey must be completed by 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021.

March 2
A big thank you to all of the Bexley City Schools stakeholders and community members who participated in our search firm’s focus group meetings and responded to their survey! We had good participation, and Ray and Associates heard valuable input regarding the desired profile of our next superintendent. Ray and Associates provided the Board with recommendations on the characteristics that should be prioritized in the superintendent search, and at its March 2, 2021 meeting, the Board agreed on language to include in a flyer that describes those qualities. The flyer, which can be found here will be used to help generate interest as we move forward in our search process.

Feb. 6th - Special Board Meeting