Thursday, October 23, 2008

The public input process begins

Starting in the fall of 2008 Bellevue School District is conducting a nation-wide search for a new superintendent. The search firm Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates has been retained to help us in this search process.

This blog site was created at the request of the BSD School Board to provide another avenue of input from the public in helping select the next superintendent for Bellevue Schools.

Two public meetings with consultants from the search firm are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 30. The first will run from 10 to 11:30 A.M. in the BSD board room, 12111 NE First Street, 98005. The second will take place that evening, from 7 to 8:30 PM in the Sammamish High School Performing Arts Center, 100 140th SE, 98005.

Video of these meetings will be posted on the district website and on this blogspot the following day.


  1. Good Morning Craig & Ann,

    Thanks for setting this up. I will enjoy entering the blogging-age.


  2. One more public meeting to give feedback to the search consultant firm has been scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. at the school district's Transportation Training Center. The address for the Transportation Training Center is 12025 NE Fifth Street, Bellevue, 98005.

    Directions: From 120th NE (same street as Home Depot), turn onto NE 5th St. and head up the hill. Take the first right and enter the lower parking lot. TTC is at the far end of this lower parking lot.

    During the meeting the consultant will ask for strengths of the district, challenges the district will face in the future, desirable characteristics of our next superintendent, and suggestions for someone you'd like to see the search firm recruit.

    For those of you who cannot attend this feedback session, but who want to share your thoughts and opinions with the superintendent search consultants, feedback forms are now posted on our website as a PDF form and Microsoft Word file. You can also use the links below to access the form in the format you prefer.

    After completing the form you can return it to the consultants via email, fax or snail mail. It is due on Tuesday, November 18.

    Based on feedback from the staff and community meetings, the search firm will present a profile of desirable characteristics of the next superintendent that will be used to publicize the job opening and recruit candidates. The profile will be shared with the school board at a public meeting on Tuesday, November 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the school board meeting room, 12111 NE First Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.