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Seattle Public Schools asking for public input as it searches for next superintendent

Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Larry Nyland’s contract will expire in June, so SPS is searching for his replacement. Nyland came out of retirement to take over as superintendent after Jose Banda abruptly left in 2014.
The SPS Board has hired a firm to help with the search process, and is asking for the public’s input with a survey on what leadership qualities matter most in a superintendent. You can take the online survey through Jan. 19. The public’s input will shape the position description and candidate selection criteria. Anyone can take the survey, even if they don’t have children in SPS.
A community Town Hall on the process is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 18 in the Nova High School Cafeteria, 2410 E. Cherry St. You can learn more about the process of searching for a new superintendent here.