Kenai Peninsula Borough Superintendent John O’Brien (courtesy photo)

Kenai Peninsula Borough Superintendent John O’Brien (courtesy photo)

Community input requested in superintendent search

The survey will be open until Dec. 7 at 11:59 p.m.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District announced Friday the release of a new survey that aims to solicit community feedback as the district looks to find a new superintendent following John O’Brien’s resignation next year.

The survey will be open until Dec. 7 at 11:59 p.m. and is open to students, staff, parents and community members, among others. The district announced last week that they were opening the search for a new superintendent. Applicants have through the end of December to submit applications, with a selection decision planned for next February.

Questions asked include “What issues should the superintendent be aware of as they come into the district?” and “What skills, qualities or characteristics should the new superintendent possess to be successful here?”

The school board has the sole responsibility in the selection of superintendent candidates, final interviews and the ultimate selection of the superintendent. McPherson & Jacobson LLC Executive Recruitment and Development was selected by the district to facilitate the search by helping identify and screen candidates.

Survey responses will be collected by McPherson & Jacobson, who will share them with the Board of Education.

The survey can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KenaiPeninsulaAK.

Reach reporter Ashlyn O’Hara at ashlyn.ohara@peninsulaclarion.com.

More in News

Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai passes voucher program to boost small business

The $350,000 program is dubbed “Shop Here all Year in Kenai”

Image via Kenai Peninsula School District
Eastern peninsula students to return full time on Monday

Includes Seward Elementary, Seward Middle, Seward High and Moose Pass schools,

Kenai Peninsula Borough Superintendent John O’Brien (courtesy photo)
School board to interview superintendent candidates

The new superintendent, who will replace Superintendent John O’Brien, will begin serving on July 1.

Protesters march for women’s rights in Juneau in 2020. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, announced a bipartisan bill Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 to move forward the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, granting equal legal protection to the sexes, stalled in its ratification stage since 1972. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Murkowski co-sponsors bipartisan bill to affirm ratification of Equal Rights Amendment

Stalled since 1972, the ERA would guarantee equal legal protection to all sexes.

Volunteers Bill Kelley and Frank Alioto prepare bags of food to be distributed during the upcoming Project Homeless Connect even at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank in Soldotna, Alaska on Jan. 23, 2021. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
A community effort

Volunteers prepare for Project Homeless Connect

COVID-19. (Image via CDC)
CPH treating no COVID patients; more than 70,000 vaccinated

Central Peninsula Hospital was treating no patients who were COVID-positive for the first time in months

Retired school nurse Tracy Silta adminsters the COVID-19 vaccine to Raymond Schoessler at the Soldotna Prep School in Soldotna, Alaska on Jan. 23, 2021. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Hundreds vaccinated in central pen clinics

The vaccine is currently available to front-line health care workers and residents over the age of 65.

Soldotna Prep School is pictured on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 in Soldotna, Alaska. The school was recently shuttered and classes combined with Soldotna High School. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna Prep lease authorized for Boys and Girls Clubs

The short-term lease will last for the rest of the school year and continue on a month-to-month basis

Most Read