Residents of the Findlay City School district are invited to attend a series of focus groups Thursday evening to aid school officials in their search for a new school superintendent.
The public meeting will begin held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the Millstream Cafe, 1150 Broad Ave.
Superintendent Ed Kurt announced in December that he had accepted a position as superintendent of Margaretta Local Schools, and would resign his Findlay post effective July 31. Kurt served as superintendent of Margaretta schools for 12 years, prior to succeeding Dean Wittwer as Findlay superintendent in August 2014.
Thursday’s meeting will allow community members to meet with Teri Morgan, an Ohio School Boards Association consultant contracted by the school district to assist the superintendent search.
According to a Findlay City Schools news release, “The focus groups are intended to help us develop a profile for our next school leader, informed by the common themes that emerge. This will be helpful during the candidate screening and interview phase as we search for the perfect fit for Findlay.”
The conversations will take place during several sessions. Each session is designated for a targeted audience and will focus on three areas: major issues facing the district for the next three to five years; performance expectations for the next superintendent; and personal and professional qualities to be sought in the next superintendent.
The focus groups will be divided into several areas, including: school support groups, community, business and workforce.
Those unable to attend the focus group, but who wish to provide feedback, can email the search consultant, Teri Morgan, at the Ohio School Boards Association ([email protected]).