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Superintendent’s Gold Appreciation Cards Available

Senior citizens who live in the Westerville City School District are invited to pick up their 2012-2013 Superintendent’s Gold Appreciation Card.

The free cards are available weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the receptionist’s desk at the Westerville City Schools Early Learning Center, which is located at 936 Eastwind Dr. They can also be obtained at the senior citizen centers for Westerville, 310 W. Main St.; and for Blendon Township, 6340 Hempstead Rd. The Gold Card, given to district residents over the age of 60 who hold a Golden Buckeye Card, provides free admission to sports events, concerts, musicals and plays (advanced reservation required).

The card is offered with appreciation to the senior community for their interest in, and support of, the students and programs in the Westerville City Schools. It is good for the entire school year.

Click here to see the announcement on the school web site.

Westerville School’s Superintendent Search

In case you have not heard, the search for our School’s Superintendent replacement has started. Below is a message from the school with options for you to provide feedback on the search.

The first section shows times and locations that you can come out for public comment/feedback. There is also an ONLINE SURVEY that you can take by going to the district’s web site – link listed below.

Please make sure that you provide feedback to the district by taking advantage of one of the options presented.

 


 

The Westerville City School District (WCSD) Board of Education today announced an additional opportunity for community members to participate in the search for WCSD’s next superintendent. The search, which began on November 1, 2012, is necessitated by the pending retirement of Dr. Dan Good on June 30, 2013. Persons interested in becoming involved in the process are invited to attend one of the following focus groups:

  • 7:30 a.m., November 26, 2012, Westerville Community Center (Buckeye C), 350 N. Cleveland Ave.
  • 7:00 p.m., November 28, 2012, Westerville Central High School (Media Center), 7118 Mt. Royal Ave.
  • 7:00 p.m., November 29, 2012, Westerville South High School (Media Center), 303 S. Otterbein Ave.
  • 12:00 p.m., November 30, 2012, Early Learning Center (Board Room), 936 Eastwind Dr.

Focus group participants will be asked to answer and discuss questions such as:

    1. What are the major issues that will be facing this school district during the next several years?
    2. What do you expect the next Superintendent to do about the issues listed above? In the first 100 days? First year? Long-term?
    3. Given your responses to questions #1 and #2, what specific personal and professional characteristics, skills and experiences will be absolutely critical for the next Superintendent to be a successful leader in Westerville?

Dr. Dick Caster, a senior school board services consultant with the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA), is guiding the search process and will facilitate each one-hour focus group session. The search process will include profile development, distribution of marketing materials through print and electronic media, aggressive recruitment, a professional pre-screening, reference checking and interviews.

The Board of Education also announced and encouraged community members to complete a brief survey regarding the superintendent search. Surveys are available at every district school and office, as well as online at www.wcsoh.org. Responses will be accepted through the end of the day on November 30, 2012. The district’s website includes a Superintendent Search section for community members who would like to remain informed about the search status.