JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Duval County School Board will meet Tuesday to discuss the search for a new superintendent for the first time since the job was posted online and opened for applications.
The Florida School Boards Association is leading the search for the district, but community input played a role in how the position is being advertised and determining who qualifies. The application period closes on Oct. 13.
The position pays between $275,000 and $350,000, based on experience.
The job description was inspired by a community survey about what experiences the next superintendent should have.
Some of those qualifications include:
A Master’s degree from an accredited university
At least 10 years of leadership experience
And having worked in a leadership role in a school district with at least 25,000 students
Last week, the district shared results from the survey. More than 3,600 people participated, and the survey showed people want a superintendent with integrity and a background in education who can lead a diverse district.
Most people who participated in the survey said they were a parent or guardian. The school board also took input at public forums.
“They’re looking for someone who is a good listener, who can solve problems,” said Andrea Messina, CEO of the Florida School Boards Association. “It is very clear to me that they are looking for someone who has proven demonstrable success in a large urban district.”