Survey launched for Northville superintendent search

NORTHVILLE — The Northville Central School District Board of Education is seeking public input through an online survey to help inform the upcoming search for a new superintendent of schools.

The brief, anonymous survey seeks feedback regarding the characteristics and personal attributes desired of the next superintendent and what opportunities and challenges they will face.

The survey, which will be open until Sept. 30, can be accessed on the district’s website or can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NorthvilleSearch

The Northville school board has selected HFM BOCES District Superintendent David Ziskin to serve as a consultant during the search process.

As part of their statutory duties, BOCES district superintendents may be asked by component school boards to act as consultants during superintendent searches. Ziskin will work with the board to create recruitment material and assist with the development of selection criteria and a process for interviews. He will serve as the search consultant at no charge.

Following the community survey, BOCES will begin advertising the position in October with interviews expected over the summer.

The board’s goal is to have the next superintendent start work by the beginning of the 2022-23 school year, a news release said.

The Northville Board of Education is seeking a new district leader to replace Leslie Ford, who will be retiring from the district on June 30, 2022.

By Paul Wager