Fort Wayne community invited to provide input on superintendent search

The FWCS Board of School Trustees is searching for a new superintendent to lead the District’s nearly 30,000 students and 4,000 employees.

Posted: Dec 2, 2019 5:04 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The public is invited to provide feedback that will be used as the Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees begins its search for a new superintendent.

Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, the firm hired to assist the Board in the search process, will host three community meetings to gather input on the current state of FWCS and what the Board should consider regarding the future of the District and a new superintendent.

Timeline for Search Process (Subject to Change)

December 2019

  • Multiple community meetings and small focus groups of key employees, employee groups, students, parents and community members
  • Presentation of full job description and Community and Leadership Profile for desired candidate

March 2020

  • Board reviews slate of candidates prepared by HYA

April 2020

  • First round of interviews with Board (Early April)
  • Board selects semi-finalists
  • Semi-finalist second interviews with Board (Late April)

May 2020

  • Announcement of finalist
  • Posting of finalist’s contract
  • Board approval of new superintendent
  • Reception for new superintendent

Meetings will be held:

• Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m., South Side High School, 3601 S. Calhoun St.
• Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1 p.m., Family and Community Engagement Center, 230 E. Douglas Ave.
• Thursday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m., Northrop High School, 7001 Coldwater Rd.

The Board is searching for a new superintendent to lead the District’s nearly 30,000 students and 4,000 employees.

Wendy Robinson is retiring as superintendent after 17 years in June 2020.

Robinson has worked at FWCS for a total of 47 years.

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