Public meeting March 1 on Henrico schools superintendent search
3/1/2018, 1:17 a.m.
The public will have an opportunity to tell Henrico officials what they want to see in a new Henrico schools superintendent at a meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at L. Douglas Wilder Middle School, 6900 Wilkinson Road.
The meeting is the first in a process announced by the Henrico School Board to replace Superintendent Patrick C. Kinlaw, who is retiring on June 30.
At Thursday’s meeting, participants will break into small groups to meet with their district’s School Board representative. After discussing the qualities they want in the next superintendent, the entire group will reconvene to share info from the small group sessions.
A second public input session will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, following the School Board’s work session. Each speaker will have four minutes to address the board.
The Henrico School Board also has created an online survey in English and Spanish for county residents and other stakeholders to offer their opinions. A paper version of the survey also is available in the main offices of Henrico schools and must be submitted before midnight on Wednesday, March 7.
The online survey can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/r/HenricoCountySearch or by going to http://henricoschools.us and looking under “Hot Topics.”
According to the School Board’s timeline, superintendent candidates’ applications will be accepted through April 10, with interviews to be scheduled later in April and May.
The board expects to make a decision in May or June, with the new superintendent starting July 1.— RONALD E. CARRINGTON