Superintendent Search

USD 234 Fort Scott Tigers

April 21st

USD 234 Fort Scott Board of Education is pleased to announce that it is commencing a search for the next Superintendent. The Board of Education accepted the resignation of Ted Hessong at the April 21, 2022, special board meeting. The Board has retained KASB to assist in the hiring of the Superintendent. Consultant Sue Givens will coordinate the search process in collaboration with the Board of Education. The first step in this process is a community survey which closed on April 27th at noon.

April 27th

The board was grateful and pleased with the participation and input of the survey which yielded 700+ responses. The results of that survey can be found here: Community Survey Results.

Our School District - USD 234 is a snapshot of our school district.

A timeline has been developed and can be found at: Superintendent Search Timeline. Communications regarding the search will be posted to the Superintendent Search page as they become available.

April 29th

The Board of Education will have a special board meeting at 5:00 p.m. on April 29th, at the board office, to discuss the Superintendent Search. The meeting will be streamed on YouTube at USD 234 Board of Education.

Message for Stakeholders 04/29/22:

On behalf of the board, we would like to update our stakeholders and staff on the Superintendent Search process, specifically the opportunities for input and feedback on candidates.

The first opportunity was with the online survey, there was an amazing response - thank you.

The next opportunity for feedback will occur during the candidate interview process. There will be two “meet and greet” receptions open to all staff and community members during the candidate’s visit and tour of our district. On each day of finalist interviews, scheduled for May 10, 11 and/or 12, the district will host public receptions at 4:00 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. It is our hope that providing two times on each day will allow staff and community to select the time that best fits their personal and work schedules.

KASB will collect feedback from each of these events and provide the data to the board for consideration. More specific information regarding location and specific dates will be shared as soon as the board determines the number of finalists for interviews.

The USD 234 Board of Education wants to use the opportunities provided through the search process to engage the voices of our staff and patrons in helping us identify the best course forward for our district.

Sincerely,

The USD 234 Fort Scott Board of Education

May 10th

Media Release - Board to Interview Superintendent Candidate - Destry Brown 05/10

May 12th

Media Release - Board to Interview Superintendent Candidate - Pam Stranathan 05/12

May 16th

USD 234 Press Release to Announce Selection