Chester County school board taking community input on new superintendent; should Philadelphia do the same?

    The Owen J. Roberts School District is looking for a new superintendent and — here’s a novel idea — is asking the community for input.

    With plans to install a superintendent by July, the board is moving fast, and as the Mercury reports, community input will begin soon.

    All community members will be invited to an initial meeting, then broken up into focus groups representing students, parents, teachers and municipal leaders. From there, the groups will be asked to identify key issues in the district and what qualities the superintendent will need to address them.

    Philadelphia also happens to be looking for a new superintendent. After Arlene Ackerman left, then-assistant superintendent Leroy Nunery took over the interim position, but  national search will be conducted to find a replacement.

    Feed the Feed: Could Philadelphia implement community-input tactics to help find the new superintendent?

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