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Columbus Public Schools Begins Superintendent Search Process with McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C. 

The Columbus Public Schools Board of Education has selected McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., Executive Recruitment and Development to assist them in the important task of selecting superintendent candidates for the board of education to interview.  McPherson & Jacobson is one of the nation’s leading search firms and is based out of Omaha.  McPherson & Jacobson has over 100 consultants located in 30+ states and has conducted over 750 successful searches since it began in 1991.

Feedback from all patrons is encouraged throughout this important process.  Search consultants conducted an open “Community Input Forum” on Tuesday, January 23rd.

For those who were unable to attend the “Community Input Forums,” there was a “Survey Monkey” link accessible on the school website from January 23rd-31st.  It allowed any user to provide their anonymous input on the skills and traits the next superintendent needs to possess as well as highlight the positives of the Columbus community and school district. 

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Questions that will be asked at the “Community Input Forum” and through the Survey Monkey will be:

  1. Tell us the good things about the community of Columbus.

  2. Tell us the good things about Columbus Public Schools.

  3. What are the skills, characteristics, and traits you’re looking for in the next superintendent?

  4. What are any topics the new superintendent should be aware of so they can get off to a great start?

Key dates for the superintendent search include:

  • Finalists selected on March 4th.

  • Interviews the week of March 18th.

  • New hire to be announced by the week of March 25th.

  • New hire to begin work on/about July 1st.