Updates will be provided on this webpage throughout the process
The Benicia Unified School District Governing Board is in the process of conducting an Executive Search for our next Superintendent. Leadership Associates, an executive search firm, was approved by the Board at their regular meeting on March 3rd to advise the Board in this important process.
Dear BUSD Community & Staff, We wanted to inform you that the Superintendent Search process is moving right along. We are happy with the responses that we have received so far in the first week that the Online Survey has been opened. In the first three days, we...
Community Input Survey
The Benicia Unified School District Governing Board is asking for your help in selecting our next superintendent. To ensure this is a collaborative and inclusive process, the Board is providing an anonymous online survey and encourages your participation. This is an opportunity to receive input from students, staff, parents, and community. Please follow the link below to provide your input.
This survey will be open from March 14 to 31, 2022, at 4:00 PM.
Click Below to complete the survey:
(Flexible based on Board direction)
Note: Blue italicized text indicates Board Participation
Board Approved: March 10, 2022
February 3: District receives proposals
February 17: Proposal Presentations / Board Selects Firm
March: Consultants identify potential candidates; Development and posting of recruitment materials and Position Description
March 10: Board confers with consultants and determines characteristics, skills & qualities desired in a new superintendent; Board publicly announces timeline and procedures for superintendent selection (Open and Closed Session)
March 14-31: Online survey dates (opens and closes)
March 21 & 28: Advertising and active recruitment; Ad appears in EdCal, (Two consecutive publications)
Week of March 28: Consultants confer with staff and community designated by the Board to receive input
April 4, @ 5:00pm: Deadline for Applications
March- April: Consultants complete comprehensive reference and background checks on applicants
April 19, @ 1:00pm: Board confers with consultants, reviews all applications and selects candidates to be interviewed (Closed Session; approx. 3 hours)
May 7: Board interviews candidates; selects finalist(s) (Closed Session; all-day meeting)
After May 7: Board completes the validation process of the leading candidate and makes final determination
May 26: Board approves superintendent contract at a regularly scheduled board meeting
July 1: New superintendent begins
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the search process work?
The Board is working with Leadership Associates to conduct a rigorous, nationwide search. The Board will seek, receive, consider and review all input from the community, review all candidate applications, interview those candidates determined by the Board, and select the new Superintendent.
When will the new Superintendent be hired?
The Board has approved the below timeline which will reflect these details. These dates are subject to change as the search process continues.
How and when do parents and other stakeholders weigh in?
The Board will be soliciting input on the characteristics, experience, and skills desired in the next Superintendent via an online survey and stakeholder conference sessions.
When will the District share the collected input with the public?
All information gathered will be presented to the Board and then compiled, summarized, and incorporated into the Superintendent Position Profile/Description, which will be published here following Board review.
Who will make the final selection?
By law, the Board is solely responsible for hiring the new Superintendent. The Board will seek, receive, and consider all input from the community, review all applications, interview those candidates determined by the Board, and select the new Superintendent.
How can the public follow this process?
Updates regarding the Superintendent search process will be posted here. The Board will also provide updates at its regularly scheduled board meetings and through future press releases.
Can we find out who is applying?
All application materials, including the names of applicants and any other personally identifiable information, are confidential under law.