The Bexley City School District Board of Education passed a resolution during its May 11 regular board meeting for board member John Barno to enter into contract negotiations with Dr. Jason Fine to become the next Superintendent of Bexley City Schools.
“We are excited to take this next step in starting contract negotiations with Dr. Fine," said Marlee Snowdon, Bexley School Board President. "His enthusiastic and optimistic personality, demonstrated understanding of special education, and strong listening and communication skills are qualities we identified as important in our next superintendent. The Board has no doubt that he will work tirelessly with our district leadership team and staff, students and families, to continue progress toward our mission to provide educational experiences that engage, equip and empower each student.”
The Search Process
- The Bexley Board of Education hosted a special board meeting to discuss potential firms and entities for the superintendent search. Six firms were considered. Ray and Associates was selected to assist in the nationwide search.
- In February, Ray and Associates hosted focus group meetings for the community and other stakeholder groups to provide input on the desired profile of our next superintendent. The profile that was created can be found here.
- Thirty-one candidates applied for the opening. The Board completed its first-round interviews of candidates at the end of April, and three candidates, including Dr. Jason Fine, were invited to return to Bexley for further interviews.
- In preparation for those interviews, the Board invited community members to submit questions to be asked during a community forum of candidates.
- All three were interviewed by staff, students, parent groups, civic leaders, and board members on May 4. They all participated in a community forum that evening. A survey was used to obtain feedback on the candidates, garnering over 200 comments from stakeholders.