Superintendent Search Process Begins
At a special meeting held on March 16, 2016, the Board of Education unanimously approved retaining the services of the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) to assist in their search for our next superintendent. Tom White, an executive search consultant with MASB, will facilitate the search process. At the meeting the Board and Mr. White established a search process schedule which is provided below. The Board via Mr. White will be seeking stakeholder (staff, community, etc.) input on what we are looking for in our next superintendent. More information will be shared as we move through the process.
Superintendent Search Process Schedule 2016 - updated 4/19/16:
- March 30 - stakeholder input day with Tom White of MASB facilitating
- Early April - online stakeholder input survey will become available
- April 14 - special board meeting to set superintendent candidate profile
- April 18 - MASB to post comprehensive candidate profile; select link to view job posting/candidate profile http://masb.mistaff.com/job/4954
- May 12 - application deadline
- May 26 - special board meeting to narrow field of candidates
- June 6, 8, 10 - first round interviews (all at HS Media Center; 6/6 at 7pm, 6/8 and 6/10 at 6pm)
- June 11-22 - site visits (if needed)
- June 23 - final interviews (6:30pm HS Media Ctr) / Board action to select superintendent (June 24 tentative special board meeting to make selection if not done on June 23)
Strategic Plan 2015-16
Provided below are the goals and objectives for the district in the form of a strategic plan. The plan has four long-term goals. Each goal will be examined each year but are expected to remain the same for the next five years, from 2015-16. Each goal also has strategies that have been developed as a means of supporting the goals. These strategies are drawn on from a number of sources, but most significantly from the school and district improvement plans. The strategies re shorter term, two to three years, but they will receive a hard look each year to see if they need to be reaffirmed or modified. I will be highlighting some examples of various activities in the district that support the strategies via my blog link, located on the Superintendent page of the district website http://www.ppps.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=2820.
Tony Habra, Superintendent
Paw Paw Public Schools will provide every student with the opportunity to maximize his or her learning potential in a spirit of cooperation and shared purpose among students, parents, community, staff and the Board of Education.
GOAL #1 Increase Student Achievement
A. Increase language arts and math proficiency at each grade level consistent with the school improvement plans.
B. Integrate the use of technology in the curriculum.
C. Strengthen the evaluation process.
D. Improve positive student behavior through Positive Behavior Supports (PBS).
E. Implement and use new assessments to help place students and determine growth (AIMSweb, SAT, PSAT).
F. Expand awareness of 3C2.
GOAL #2 Maintain Financial Stability to Improve Student Achievement
A. Begin all budgeting with the question: "What's best for all the students of the district?"
B. Balance all budgeting questions against "Is it fiscally responsible?"
GOAL #3 Improve Internal & External Communications
A. Improve connectivity and consistency across the buildings.
B. Maintain transparency in the decision-making process.
C. Maintain social media connection by continuing to showcase student achievement and image of the district.
D. Maintain connections to business community.
GOAL #4 Maintain a Safe & Efficient Environment
A. Enhance and expand security operations.
B. Streamline district operations.
C. Consistently address bullying incidents.
D. Improve morale throughout the district.
E. Continue to provide and expand a network of mentoring for leadership.