Ortonville Public Schools Superintendent Search Survey

The Ortonville Public Schools district is conducting a search for a new superintendent. The School Board is soliciting input from the community and staff to help in the search for the new superintendent. This survey is provided by the Minnesota School Boards Association, who is assisting the School Board with the search. The information collected through the survey will help shape the position hiring criteria and candidate interview questions. The deadline for completing the survey is December 14, 2019, at 11:59 pm. Thank you for your participation

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* 1. Please select the title or role that best reflects the underlying basis or foundation for your responses. Use only one response.

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* 2. Read the list provided below. From the list of fourteen, pick the top six areas of expertise you believe the next superintendent must possess. Leave the remaining eight blank.

  Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3 Choice 4 Choice 5 Choice 6
Budget and Finance
Business Partnerships
Contract Administration and Negotiations
Curriculum Development/Evaluation
Declining/Increasing Enrollment
Fundraising/Grant Writing
Oversight Special Education
Personnel Management
Public Relations
School Facility Oversight
School Reform (i.e., strategic planning, etc.)
Student Testing Results and Achievement
Support Services
Technology

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* 3. Read the list provided below. From the list of twenty-two, pick the top six specialized skills you believe the next superintendent must possess. Leave the remaining sixteen blank.

  Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3 Choice 4 Choice 5 Choice 6
Act with honesty and in an ethical manner in dealings with the School Board, staff, and community
Delegate authority while maintaining accountability
Develop and direct an effective leadership team
Effectively mediate and accommodate different perspectives; value collaboration
Experience in fundraising and/or grant writing
Experience in implementing educational priorities
Experience in managing transition
Familiar with state and federal education laws
Follow the educational philosophy established by the School Board which reflects the values of the community
Knowledge of and successful experience in school district management practices
Knowledge of and experience with special needs and diverse populations
Knowledge of and successful experience in school finance
Knowledge of technology and web-based education curricula
Keep up on changes in legislation and help the School District engage the legislative process
Maintain a good working relationship with the media
"People person" with proven abilities in human relations and communications
Promote business and community involvement in schools
Provide written, understandable administrative procedures that implement School Board policy
Use curriculum and other resources to improve test scores
Visible in the School District and accessible to the School Board, staff, students, parents, and community
Visionary, creative thinker
Work cooperatively with the School Board --provide options and recommendations

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* 4. It is important that our superintendent have previous experience as a superintendent.

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* 5. Read the list provided below. From the list of sixteen, pick the top six personal characteristics you believe the next superintendent must possess. Leave the remaining ten blank.

  Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3 Choice 4 Choice 5 Choice 6
Confident
Consistent
Creative
Effective Communicator
Empathetic
Enthusiastic
Flexible
Honest and Ethical
Influential
Intellectual
Personable
Problem Solver
Resourceful
Sense of Humor
Tenacious
Transparent

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* 6. Please limit your comments to 100 characters.

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