Community input requested in superintendent search

The survey will be open until Dec. 7 at 11:59 p.m.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District announced Friday the release of a new survey that aims to solicit community feedback as the district looks to find a new superintendent following John O’Brien’s resignation next year.

The survey will be open until Dec. 7 at 11:59 p.m. and is open to students, staff, parents and community members, among others. The district announced last week that they were opening the search for a new superintendent. Applicants have through the end of December to submit applications, with a selection decision planned for next February.

Questions asked include “What issues should the superintendent be aware of as they come into the district?” and “What skills, qualities or characteristics should the new superintendent possess to be successful here?”

The school board has the sole responsibility in the selection of superintendent candidates, final interviews and the ultimate selection of the superintendent. McPherson & Jacobson LLC Executive Recruitment and Development was selected by the district to facilitate the search by helping identify and screen candidates.

Survey responses will be collected by McPherson & Jacobson, who will share them with the Board of Education.

The survey can be accessed at

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