The Lindenhurst UFSD Board of Education is seeking input from all stakeholders in our community as it starts its search for a new Superintendent. By completing this brief survey, your assistance will provide valuable input. The results of this survey will be used by the Board of Education in the screening of candidates. Your input is very important to us. We will carefully review the results and use that as a basis for understanding the needs of the overall community. Thank you for taking the time to respond to this survey. Please submit your completed survey no later than November 12, 2021.

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* 1. How important are each of the following qualifications?

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Has been an effective classroom teacher.
Has been a successful principal.
Has been a successful central office administrator.
Has been a successful superintendent.
Has worked in New York public education and possess a thorough knowledge of state/federal laws and regulations pertaining to the public schools.
Holds a doctorate degree.

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* 2. How important are the following abilities and experiences in the area of instruction?

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Effectively provides instructional leadership.
Understands New York State learning standards.
Understands effective teaching practices.
Utilizes strategies to address academic standards and student diversity.
Understands academic accountability and student assessment.

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* 3. How important are the following abilities and experiences in staff relations?

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Provides leadership in a suburban school district.
Believes in and expects accountability from all employees in their areas of responsibility.
Effectively monitors and implements staff performance evaluations.
Effectively establishes a good rapport and open communication with staff.
Is open to new ideas and suggestions.

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* 4. How important are the following abilities and experiences in Board - Superintendent relations?

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Has experience working with an elected board.
Promotes a feeling of teamwork with the board.
Keeps the board informed on issues, needs and operation of the district.

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* 5. How important are the following community relations factors?

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Demonstrates strong human relation skills.
Has good public speaking and written communication skills.
Maintains a high profile in the community and schools.
Builds effective relationships between business, industry and district.
Builds effective relationships with government officials.

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* 6. How important are the following experiences with district operations and finance?

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Demonstrates leadership in long-range, facility and strategic planning.
Understands school finance and banking policies.
Has background in school budget development.
Demonstrates effective communication of school budgets to the community.
Understands business and management affairs of the district.
Demonstrates leadership in ensuring safe environments for students and staff.
Has experience in collective bargaining.
Has knowledge and successful experience with school law.

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* 7. How important are each of the following personal characteristics?

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Models commitment to character traits expected in students.
Demonstrates high moral and ethical standards.
Able to delegate effectively.
Demonstrates patience, understanding, consideration and courtesy.
Keeps current on educational trends.
Earns respect and standing among professional colleagues.

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* 8. Please rank order the importance of the following abilities and experiences to be considered for the next Superintendent of the Lindenhurst Union Free School District (1 being the highest importance to 7 being the lowest importance)

  1 (most important) 2 3 4 5 6 7 (least important)
Qualifications
Curriculum/Instruction
Staff Relations
Board Relations
Community Relations
District Operations/Finance
Personal Characteristics

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* 9. Please include additional comments/items for consideration:

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* 10. I am (Please mark all that apply):

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