April 9, 2021
Stakeholder engagement is in progress. Alma Advisory Group has hosted 37 community meetings over six week and received over thousands of survey responses from students, DPS team members, and members of the community so far. There is still time to provide feedback – we’ve re-opened our community survey and are accepting your responses through April 19! Take the survey now >>
Clear themes are emerging. The community is aligned on four key priorities: (1) Equitable distribution of resources across schools to meet students’ needs; (2) Respect for the cultural and racial diversity of the student body and recruiting and hiring a diverse staff; (3) Authentic community partnerships and responsiveness to community needs; and (4) Recovering, post-COVID.
Candidates are applying. Alma Advisory Group sourced and identified 53 high potential leaders. It received over 30 applications and is moving about 20 candidates into its internal first-round interview process.
You’ll meet the finalists in May! We’re still on track to introduce the finalists for superintendent to the community in May 2021.