Lee County school superintendent search continues, considers parent survey results

Reporter: Taylor Wirtz Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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The search for the School District of Lee County’s next superintendent moves forward Thursday, but the flyer advertising the vacant position does not say specifically what LCSD wants in a superintendent or how much the hire would get paid.

Those two details will be discussed at a workshop meeting Thursday. The Lee County School Board will use information gathered from recent parent surveys, along with research on superintendent salaries from other school districts, to make these decisions.

Board member Gwyn Gittens says the District is taking advantage of this opportunity to make necessary changes.

“I look at it like, we’re in an opportunity to make needed changes,” Gittens said. “We’re looking at all the qualifications that we want out there. And we did that with the public input and the meetings and the surveys and all of that. So all that’s kind of coming together now, along with the discussion about how much were we offering to pay them.”

The job posting for the superintendent role is set to go out later in October, with applications due by Dec. 13. The first round of interviews will be in early January 2022.

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