The Canyons Board of Education on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 established an estimated timeline for the search to replace Superintendent Dave Doty, who has resigned to join a Utah-based education-reform consulting firm.
The timeline begins in July with a request-for-proposal solicitation from consultants experienced in conducting national superintendent searches. According to the plan, the search consultant will be named in September, and a process to gather public input on the qualities and characteristics desired in a new superintendent will be identified, scheduled and advertised. Meetings with stakeholders, such as parents, patrons, students and employees, will be held throughout October, and information culled from this input-gathering phase will influence a job posting scheduled to be published at the outset of 2014.
The timeline then asks the consultant to initiate calls to prospective candidates, review applications, conduct appropriate background checks, and help the Board identify finalists. The Board will then conduct interviews with finalists and select the successful candidate, according to the plan. An announcement is scheduled to be made at the first Board meeting in March.
By a unanimous vote of the Board in April, Dr. Ginger Rhode, Canyons’ Deputy Superintendent, will serve as the Interim Superintendent until the Board selects Dr. Doty’s replacement.