Forums scheduled for public input on superintendent search

From AAPSNews Service

Several community forums are scheduled this month to offer input to the Ann Arbor Public Schools about what qualities are desired in a leader as the district begins the search  for a new superintendent.

A survey has also been developed asking members of the public to select their top 10 qualities in a superintendent; there also is space for listing additional  feedback. It will be available online until 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 and can be found by clicking here.

The survey will also be available to the public during the scheduled Superintendent Search Community Forums.

The forums are open to anyone in the community. There is a set of “hosted” forums in which district groups and organizations, along with the Board of Education, will invite their members as well as two general community forums at Huron and Skyline high schools.

Forums are scheduled on the following dates and times:

Monday, Oct. 25
•    6:30 p.m., forum hosted by the Black Parent Student Support Group (BPSSG) and the Ann Arbor branch of the NAACP at Second Baptist Church of Ann Arbor  (, 850 Red Oak Road, Ann Arbor.
•    7 p.m., forum hosted by the Ann Arbor Parent Advisory Committee for Special Education (AAPAC) at Forsythe Middle School Media Center, 1655 Newport Road, Ann Arbor.

Tuesday, Oct. 26
•    6:30-8 p.m., general community forum at Skyline High School Commons, 2552 N. Maple Road, Ann Arbor.
•    7 p.m. Ann Arbor Parent Teacher Organization Council (PTOC) forum at Scarlett Middle School Media Center, 3300 Lorraine St., Ann Arbor.

Wednesday, Oct. 27
•    5:30 p.m., Youth Senate forum at the Ann Arbor District Library Conference Room (, 343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor.
•    6:30-8 p.m., general community forum at Huron High School Cafeteria, 2727 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor.

Former Superintendent Todd Roberts left Ann Arbor this month to accept an executive education post in North Carolina and has been replaced by Interim Superintendent Robert Allen, who has served most recently as the district’s deputy superintendent for operations.

The school board has hired Ray & Associates, an Iowa professional services firm, to assist with the search for a permanent replacement. A new superintendent is expected to be in place by the end of this school year.

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