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Superintendent Search: PCPS Offering Virtual Forum Nov. 2-6

Superintendent Search: PCPS Offering Virtual Forum Nov. 2-6

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Polk County Public Schools is offering members of the community a chance to participate in the search for a new superintendent — virtually.

A virtual forum will be open from Nov. 2-6 and can be accessed at this link.

For additional information about the forum, view the video found here. Additional video transcripts: Spanish  Haitian Creole

Virtual forum participants will be asked to answer the same questions that were posed during in-person forums held earlier in the month. Those questions include:

  • What are three strengths of Polk County Public Schools that the new superintendent will need to understand and continue to support?
  • What are three critical needs of the district that the new superintendent will need to understand and address?
  • What personal characteristics should the board look for in the new superintendent?
  • What professional experience should the board look for in the new superintendent?
  • What other skills should the board look for in the new superintendent?

The virtual forum takes about 10 minutes to complete.

In addition to the virtual forum, members of the community may offer their feedback on the superintendent search by completing the survey found at this link.

The survey will be open until Nov. 12.

Data gathered from the survey and virtual forum will be used to determine the qualities and experience the school district is looking for in its next superintendent.

In May, Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd announced her retirement, which is now effective June 30, 2021. PCPS has contracted with the Florida School Boards Association to conduct the search for her successor.

Find more information on the search at polkschoolsfl.com/supersearch.