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Superintendent Search Timeline

Superintendent Search Timeline

Updated 6.7.2023. Subject to change.

June 6, 2023

  • MPS Board of Directors and BWP Consultants Meet to Outline Search

June 13, 2023

  • MPS Board of Directors Review and Approve Draft Leadership Profile from BWP

August 2023

  • Board Approves Final Leadership Profile and Vacancy Announcement

September 5, 2023

  • Formally launch vacancy marketing efforts and advertisements
  • BWP opens application portal

November 5, 2023

  • Application Deadline

November 9-10, 2023

  • Application Review and Applicant Interviews
  • BWP Consultant Team interviews top applicants
  • BWP Consultant Team investigates social media footprint of top candidates
  • BWP Consultant Team conducts preliminary reference checks on top candidates

November 14, 2023

  • BWP Meeting with Board of Directors and/or Search Committee
  • BWP presents candidate slate (4 - 7 top candidates)
  • BWP workshop on organizing successful candidate interviews and the decision-making process of choosing the next superintendent

November 29-30, 2023

  • Selection Committee Interviews candidate slate (90 - 120 minute interviews per candidate)
  • Selection Committee narrows slate to 2- 3 candidates to be interviewed by the Board of Directors
  • BWP completed references checks on “finalist’ candidates

December 2, 2023

  • BWP/Selection Committee present Finalist Candidates to Board
  • Board approves Finalist Candidates

December 15-17, 2023

  • Board interviews Finalist Candidates and Identifies Top Choice

December 18-?, 2023

  • MPS conducts required background checks per Minnesota law
  • Board negotiates candidate contract
  • Board holds special meeting to approve contract and introduce new superintendent

July 1, 2024

  • New Superintendent reports to work (if not before)