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Residents invited to offer opinion on how next Wood County Superintendent of Schools can be successful

Residents invited to offer opinion on how next Wood County Superintendent of Schools can be successful

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. —  Residents, school employees, community groups, civic organizations and other interested parties are being asked to help the next Wood County Superintendent of Schools prepare for the challenge of addressing major issues facing Wood County Schools.

With the hopes of getting residents to share their ideas, the Wood County Board of Education is hosting a forum, set for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, and inviting members of public to discuss their thoughts on what “leadership characteristics'” the new superintendent will need to be successful and to “provide input to the Board in terms of the main issue or issues facing the school system as determined” from the public’s vantage.

The board members are asking one question:  What leadership characteristics will ensure the incoming county superintendent’s success in addressing major issues facing Wood County Schools?

They hope to get many answers. The board is bringing in Thomas A. Heywood, Esq., managing partner of Bowles Rice LLP in Charleston to facilitate the forum. Presenters will have 3-5 minutes to present an opinion and are encouraged to provide a copy of their remarks.

Howard M. O’Cull, executive director of the West Virginia School Board Association, said the presenters’ remarks will be analyzed by an independent consultant and presented to the board in a report format and used in the board’s superintendent search decision-making.

“This is a vital part of the superintendent search process and your input … is integral. Indeed, county boards are best informed through receipt of an array of information which aids in making informed decisions, O’Cull said.

For additional information, contact O’Cull:  Howard M. O’Cull, Ed.D., West Virginia School Board Association Executive Director, P. O. Box 1008 Charleston, WV 25324 /2220 Washington Street, E., Charleston, WV 25311;  hocull@wvsba.org; or 304-346-0571 (work) / 304-549-9463 (mobile).

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