Ann Arbor district seeks firm to help with superintendent search

The Ann Arbor Public Schools has posted on its Web page a Request for Proposals for a professional services firm to assist in the selection of a new Ann Arbor Public Schools superintendent.

The firm selected will help the Ann Arbor Board of Education replace Superintendent Todd Roberts who announced this month that  he will leave this fall for a new executive education post in North Carolina.

The RFP timeline calls for interviewing firms in mid-September and selecting a firm at the school board meeting on Sept. 29. The RFP notes that an interim superintendent could be selected by late October to take over in mid-November.  The timeline calls for the hiring of a new superintendent by early May with an official start date of July 1, 2011 or sooner.

The RFP bid opening is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10 in the superintendent’s conference room at the Balas Administration Building 2555 St. State St., Ann Arbor. An optional pre-bid meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3 to answer questions related to the RFP.

Finalists will be notified on Sept. 17, interviews conducted on Sept. 22 and a firm is slated to be selected by the school board on Wednesday, Sept. 29.

Roberts announced his resignation as superintendent on Aug. 13 to move with his family to North Carolina, where he will become chancellor of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham. He has pledged to stay through November to assist in the transition. He is scheduled to start in his new post on Dec. 1.

To find out more about the RFP for professional search firms and to download an information packet in a PDF format visit the Ann Arbor Public Schools website.

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