A group of eight met with Phil Quon with Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA) at a public meeting to discuss the strengths and concerns of the school district and what the search firm should look for in considering a successor to Pleasanton School Supt. John Casey, who will retire in June.
HYA is accepting the leadership profile assessments through Jan. 29, which can be found on PUSD's website. The firm will then compile the survey results and develop a profile to be presented to the board Feb. 2 and used in the interview process.
Potential candidates can submit applications through March 5, with primary interviews taking place March 24 and 26 and final interviews on April 14, 16 and 17. Quon said the new superintendent announcement would come in mid- to late-April.
Among topics discussed at the public meeting were concerns over school funding in the coming year, which a new superintendent would have to manage.