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Superintendent Search

The Antelope Valley Union High School District (AVUHSD) is conducting a superintendent search, with advisement from Leadership Associates, an executive search firm. Leadership Associates conducts numerous superintendent searches for boards of education throughout the State of California.  A contract with Leadership Associates was approved at the July 7, 2021, Special Meeting of the Board of Education.

The superintendent search process will include stakeholder input opportunities, robust recruitment and outreach efforts, intensive and confidential vetting of candidates, and presentation of candidates to the AVUHSD Board of Education. The Board of Education is solely responsible for hiring the new Superintendent. The Board will seek, receive, and consider all input from the community, review all applications, interview candidates, and select the new Superintendent.

Information about the timeline, process, job posting, survey, and FAQs will be posted here.  Please check this webpage for ongoing updates and important announcements regarding the superintendent search. 

 

Superintendent Profile for candidates

Stakeholder Input Survey Executive Summary

First page of the PDF file: ExecutiveSummaryAVUHSDBoardUpdate09-11-21

Search Timeline and Process

First page of the PDF file: AVUHSDOfficialSuptSearchTimeline
First page of the PDF file: 13SuptSearchProcessAt-A-Glance

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 will approve and publish a timeline which will reflect these details. Please check back if the timeline is not yet posted. 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 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.