As part of the search for a new Loudoun County Public Schools superintendent, residents are being asked to take a survey on what qualities they are seeking in the new superintendent.
“The Loudoun County school board welcomes public participation in this important process,” board Chairman Ian Serotkin, Blue Ridge, said in a March 7 news release. “I encourage everyone to take 5-10 minutes to complete the survey and share your opinion.”
The online survey is being conducted by GR Recruiting, a Fountain Hills, Arizona based educator recruiter. The company was hired by LCPS in February to hire a new superintendent.
The release said the board anticipates hiring a new superintendent in early June. Virginia law gives school boards 120 days from the date of the superintendent’s departure to fill the vacancy. If they are unable to meet that deadline, the law allows them a 180-day extension.
Survey questions include asking participants to choose eight leadership qualities out of 27 choices offered. The choices include being an effective communicator, being good at resolving conflicts, being willing to make unpopular decisions, and showing accountability and transparency.
The survey also asks if the new superintendent should stay the course or move the school division in a different direction. And it asks participants to select the three top priorities for the superintendent out of 15 choices. Choices include academic rigor, diversity and engagement, fiscal responsibility, school safety, special education and teacher quality.
The anonymous survey can be taken by parents, students and staff. It’s available to take until March 21.
The last two super's have been run out of town on rails time to downsize and let the school board run the system and be answerable without the additional $335,000.00 salary we are currently paying Zieglar. No sense in paying two people for the same job, once the final payment is in Zeigler's hands do we entertain thoughts of a new super. They hired Zieglar and now we are hoping they don't do as poorly this time,. No super until new board is seated in November at the earliest. I know what the law says but find a way around hiring another lumpy!
Why would someone want to be in charge of an institution that states as a fact that they are "systemically racist"? In fact it's so bad, LCPS leaders even have what they call an "Action Plan to Combat Systemic Racism" in LCPS. This has been going on since 2019. Haven't they cleaned themselves up yet? Haven't they eradicated all the racists teachers and other staff yet? Why is that language still there? Or is the whole premise not true and just a way for liberal educators to inject race into every facet of our children's school lives? I do believe it's the latter. Now please get back to the basics, simply educate our children, and Leave race out of it!
it is indeed the latter. LCPS is poisoned to be sure, but we've got to start somewhere. Lets just hope and pray a decent person with the right priorities - the three R's - gets the gig. Not holding my breath.
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