Forest Hills — Forest Hills Public Schools has started its superintendent search with the release of a survey designed to gather input from the community that will be used during the selection process. The deadline to fill out the survey is 3 p.m. Dec. 8.
The survey consists of three questions:
- What are the unique skills, qualifications and characteristics desired of the new superintendent?
- What are the challenges facing Forest Hills Public Schools in the next three to five years?
- What are the Points of Pride for Forest Hills Public Schools?
Responses, which are anonymous, will be compiled by a search consultant from the consulting firm Michigan Leadership Institute. The MLI consultant will also meet with various focus groups during the week of December 4.
MLI will present the survey results and focus group discussions to the board later in December.
The superintendent position is expected to be officially posted Dec. 15 with the application process closing on Feb. 2, according to the district’s superintendent search timeline. Candidate selections will be made in February with the board scheduled to interview potential candidates in March.
Former superintendent Dan Behm retired from the district in June after 17 years in Forest Hills. Former East Grand Rapids superintendent Sara Magaña Shubel is currently serving as interim superintendent.