Bethel School District

Superintendent Search

In November, Bethel Superintendent Chris Parra announced her retirement effective at the end of the current school year. This set in motion the search for a new Superintendent to lead our school district. The timeline below is subject to change.

Timeline

December 2, 2020
Emergency Board Meeting

Approve Superintendent Search Calendar, discuss process for internal candidates, confidentiality, approve consultation contract

 

December 8-10, 2020
Community Forums
Community forums seeking input on preferred Superintendent Qualities:

1. Tuesday, December 8, 5:00-6:30, Superintendent Search Community Forum (English)

https://bethel-k12-or-us.zoom.us/j/99114841202?pwd=R0srOThmT1ZYSCtrVHZFUlgrVWlOQT09
Meeting ID: 991 1484 1202
Passcode: Bethel52
Phone253.215.8782
Meeting ID: 991 1484 1202
Passcode: 97777070

2. Wednesday, December 9, 3:30-4:30, Superintendent Search Community Partners (by invitation)

3. Thursday, December 10, 5:00 – 6:30, Superintendent Search Community Forum (Spanish)

https://bethel-k12-or-us.zoom.us/j/93299965359?pwd=NmtmVjAwWmRrQWFKMlc3WWIvM2xpZz09
Meeting ID: 932 9996 5359
Passcode: 97402
Phone253.215.8782
Meeting ID: 932 9996 5359
Passcode: 97402

 

December 14, 2020
Regular School Board meeting
School Board reviews and approves Superintendent Qualities

 

January 11, 2021
Regular School Board meeting
School Board selects Screening Committee

 

February 5, 2021
Application closing date
The closing date for applications

 

February 8, 2021
School Board Work Session
School Board will create Screening Committee instructions and begin screening applications.

 

February 22, 2021
School Board Executive Session
Screening Committee selects candidates to recommend to School Board for interviewing

 

February 22, 2021
Regular School Board meeting
Screening Committee recommends candidates to Board for approval and School Board establishes interview schedule

 

February 26-March 12, 2021
Interviews
School Board conducts interviews and reference checks

 

March 15-22, 2021
Site visits and selection
School Board conducts site visits to finalists’ home districts and may arrange in-district visit/second interview for finalists

School Board selects top candidate and other acceptable choices 

 

April 12, 2021
Regular School Board meeting
School Board announces selection of new Superintendent and signs contract 

 

July 1, 2021
Start date
Start date for new Superintendent

 

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What Do You Want In A New Superintendent?

The search for a new Bethel School Superintendent is underway, and we need your input. What qualities are you expecting in a new leader for our school district?

There are two ways to provide input on the skills or knowledge you want to see in the new Superintendent:

The School Board intends to announce a new Superintendent by April 12, but the process is comprehensive and your opinions are needed now, before applications are accepted.