Board sets timeline, seeks input in superintendent search


The Henrico School Board has begun the process of hiring a new superintendent for the school division, and the public will be a big part of the search! What qualities should the Board seek in a new school leader? What areas of expertise should the person have? We need your thoughts.

Take the five-minute survey: (Survey closed March 7)

This survey is anonymous and confidential. The survey is available at the above link in both English and Spanish. A paper version of the survey will be available in the main offices of Henrico schools soon. Surveys must be submitted before midnight on March 7. Individual survey data may be viewed by representatives of the Virginia School Boards Association, which is advising the school division on the search, but the School Board will only see the compiled survey results.

Besides the survey, there are other ways to get involved. The Board will hold a community input meeting on the search March 1 at L. Douglas Wilder Middle School and a public input session March 8 at the New Bridge Learning Center following the School Board’s regularly scheduled work session. The Board hopes to have a new superintendent in place by July 1.

The School Board adopted the following timeline for finding Henrico Schools’ next superintendent:

Feb. 14 to March 7: Board members meet with PTA groups and school faculties by request.
March 1, 6:30-8 p.m.: Community input meeting (L. Douglas Wilder Middle School, 6900 Wilkinson Road, Henrico).
March 7: Survey deadline.
March 8, 6 p.m.: Public input session (New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico).
March 9, 9-11 a.m.: Board meets to establish position qualifications (New Bridge Learning Center, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico).
March 13: Board provides position qualifications to Virginia School Boards Association.
March 15 to April 10: Candidates submit applications.
April 18, 11 a.m.: Board meets with Virginia School Boards Association in closed session at New Bridge Learning Center.
April/May: Interviews with candidates.
May/June: New superintendent announced.
July 1: Anticipated start date of new superintendent.
Again, to take the five-minute survey, use this link: (Survey closed March 7)

The survey closes March 7.

For questions or issues about completing the survey, contact Director of Communications and Public Relations Andy Jenks at (804) 652-3726 or