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    PRESS RELEASE (4/1/2019)

    PRESS RELEASE (4/10/2019)


    FEBRUARY 2, 2019 


    The Public Schools of Petoskey Board of Education is beginning the search process for a new Superintendent of Schools. Dr. John Scholten has announced his retirement, effective at the end of the 2018-19 school year. Dr. Scholten has successfully served as superintendent for fourteen years.

    Michigan Leadership Institute (MLI) has been selected by the board to facilitate the search process.  Dave Killips, Regional President with MLI, will be working directly with the board, staff, community and potential candidates throughout the process. MLI has successfully helped school districts with approximately 400 superintendent searches in Michigan.

    The Board of Education is responsible for hiring the new superintendent.  However, the board recognizes the importance of this decision for not only the school district, but for the entire community as well. The board wishes to gather information from the public as a candidate profile and final job posting will be completed. Your input, via a survey on our website by clicking SURVEY, is requested and appreciated. The input gathered will be anonymous.

    The community input will be gathered from 8:00 am February 12 until 4:00 pm February 19.

    A timeline of the process is posted. As additional information becomes available it will be shared with the community via our website.

    The Board of Education appreciates everyone’s input as we continue our strong tradition with our schools as “A Special Place for Everyone”.




      JANUARY 29, 2019


      January 29, 2019               Presentation to Board of Education 

      February 1, 2019               Initial Posting of Superintendent Vacancy to Various Sites 

      February 15, 2019            Input Gathered from Board of Education Due 

      February 12-19, 2019      Input Gathered via Website from Public  

                    1. What are the unique skills, qualifications and characteristics desired of the new superintendent?
                    2. What are the challenges facing the Public Schools of Petoskey in the next three (3) to five (5) years
                    3. What are the Points of Pride for the Public Schools of Petoskey? 

      February 19, 2019            Focus Group Meetings for Input for Board to Develop Profile 

      February 25, 2019            Electronic Brochure added to Posting/Profile 

      March 22, 2019                 Posting Closes at 4:00 pm 

      April 1, 2019                       Special School Board Meeting:  Presentation of Candidates to Board – 1:00 pm                                                     

      April 8, 9, 2019           Special School Board Meeting:  First Round Interviews – 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm 

      April 15, 2019              Special School Board Meeting:  Final Interviews – 4:00 pm

      April 18, 2019                     Regular School Board Meeting 

      April 2019                            Special Board Meeting to hire new Superintendent - TBD