The Monroe School Board members are seeking advice on the experiences and characteristics the community would like to see in the next public schools superintendent by hosting drop-in sessions and an online survey.
Monroe Public Schools Superintendent Ken Hoover announced in the fall, that he intends to retire at the end of the current school year on June 30. Hired in 2006, Hoover is completing his ninth year in that role and his 27th year in public education. He also served nine additional years in public service.
"My School Board colleagues and I want a new leader selected by early spring to ensure a smooth transition for our students, staff and community,GÇ¥ said School Board President Katy Woods. "To hire the very best person, we need the community's help. We will keep all of the advice provided in mind as we review applications and interview candidates.GÇ¥
Drop-in sessions are available on:
" Jan. 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Monroe
Public Schools Administration Building
(200 E. Fremont).
" Feb. 4 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the East County
Senior Center (276 Sky River Parkway).
" Feb. 4 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Galaxy
Theater (1 Galaxy Way).
Community members unable to attend the drop-in sessions can respond to the three-minute online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/monroesupt
Additional opportunities for the community to participate in the process will be announced as board members interview and select finalists. Northwest Leadership Associates is assisting in the search.
For more information about the search for a new Monroe Public Schools' leader visit www.monroe.wednet.edu