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From staff reports

More than 70 people participated in the first round of focus groups, held Tuesday in the Marietta High School cafeteria, designed to define the skills needed for the next Superintendent of Schools in the City of Marietta, according to a press release from the schools in the town of Marietta.

Ohio School Boards Association consultant Teri Morgan led the discussion and the community identified effective communication, experience and relationship building as key traits the next superintendent should have to win. the trust of the community, the press release said.

Those interested in participating and providing feedback can:

¯ Complete the anonymous survey by today, June 10, by entering the following web address in your internet browser and answering the questions: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MariettaSupt

¯ Email answers to the following questions to Morgan by June 17 at: [email protected]

¯ What do you think are the biggest issues this school district will face over the next three to five years? (Consider both possible threats and golden opportunities.)

¯ What personal and professional characteristics will be absolutely essential for the next superintendent to succeed in your district?

¯ What specific knowledge, skills and experience are you looking for in your new superintendent? (Are there things specific to your district or school board that might affect the new recruit?)

¯ Attend the final focus group sessions on June 17 at Marietta College’s Gathering Place at 127 North Seventh Street.

If you plan to attend:

Public sessions:

¯ 12:30 p.m.: Partners in education (which includes organizations serving children, elected officials, businesses, ministerial and civic partners)

¯ 3:45 p.m.: Students

¯ 5:30 p.m.: PTO, recall groups, sports staff and parents and guardians

¯ 6:30 p.m.: Community

Sessions reserved for staff:

¯ 9:30 a.m.: Classified personnel

¯ 10:30 a.m.: Administrative team

¯ 2 p.m.: 7-12 certified personnel

¯ 3 p.m.: Certified K-6 personnel



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