CONTACT:  Sarah Wahrenbrock               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

310.450.8338, ext. 229                                                27 JUN 2008



SMMUSD Board of Education to Hold Special Meeting to Continue Interviews for Interim Superintendent


The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will hold a special closed session meeting to continue interviews with candidates for the Interim Superintendent position.  The closed session will be at 2:30pm on Tuesday, July 1st in the conference room at the district office (1651 16th St., Santa Monica).


The board held the initial interviews last week on June 24th and 25th.


Leadership Associates and the district held community input sessions on June 12, 2008, at 3:00pm and 6:00pm in both the cities of Santa Monica and Malibu to allow members of the public and district employees to express the qualities and characteristics they are seeking in an Interim Superintendent.  During these input session, members of the public were asked to address two prompts: What are the desirable qualities, characteristics, background, and experiences (professional and personal) for the Interim Superintendent of SMMUSD? and

What do you see as the strengths of the district and the major challenges facing the district in the months ahead?  Leadership Associates took this public input into consideration when gathering the pool of candidates and creating a list of interview questions for board members to ask during the interviews.





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