FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2016
Media Relations Specialist
Minneapolis Board of Education finalizes Superintendent search process and timeline
MINNEAPOLIS – At a special business meeting on March 15, the Minneapolis Board of Education finalized an updated Superintendent search process and set a timeline for hiring the next Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS).
Executive search firm DHR International, Inc., will post the Superintendent position and begin candidate outreach and recruitment. Interested applicants will have to meet the Superintendent position specifications, which include scope and responsibilities, key selection criteria, and education and licensure requirements.
Qualified candidates will then be screened by DHR International and the Superintendent Selection Committee. The Board voted to select Director Nelson Inz as chair of the selection committee, which will be comprised of 11 individuals: six community members — including one student community member — three Board members, the Board’s Student Representative and community engagement facilitator Radious Y. Guess.
At its March 22 meeting, the Board will hear how selection committee applications will be reviewed and put forward for Board approval. Additional information on how to apply to be a selection committee member will be available Monday, March 21.
Under the timeline approved by the Board, the selection committee will review the qualified candidates brought forward by the Chair between April 27 and 29. By May 31, the committee will present a preferred list of up to three Superintendent candidates to the Board. Following that, the Board will conduct interviews, EPU Consultants will facilitate community engagement and the Board Chair will be authorized to begin contract negotiations with a preferred candidate. The Board hopes to meet, vote and approve a contract with a new Superintendent by June 28.