focus group meets

The Marietta City Schools’ Board of Education is in the process of recruiting a new superintendent and has scheduled Focus Group Sessions on June 7 and June 17 to facilitate discussion with staff and community members.

In each half-hour session, the Ohio School Boards Associaton (OSBA) consultant will record feedback concerning the following three topics:

1. Major issues facing the district for the next three to five years;
2. Performance expectations for the next superintendent;
3. Personal and professional qualities to be sought in the next superintendent.

Sessions on June 7 will be held in the Marietta High School cafeteria, 115 Academy Drive.

Sessions on June 17 will be held in the Marietta College Gathering Place, 127 North Seventh Street.

"Our goal is to increase the accessibility of these input sessions and allow for the public and our staff to share openly and honestly," shares Board Vice President Sam Tuten. "By bringing each of these groups into the room, we can create a holistic picture of what Marietta seeks in the next leader for Marietta City Schools to make an informed selection."

The board has designated four times each day for staff-only input and the same amount of time for community-driven input.

Community sessions

Both formally signed partners in education and our community elected officials, business, ministerial and civic partners are invited to the midday session at 12:30 p.m.

Students of Marietta City Schools are invited to join the conversation at 3:45 p.m. on either June 7 or June 17.

Parent-teacher organizations and booster groups are asked to attend with athletics staff at 5:30 p.m. on either date.

And members of the public as a whole are invited to the final sessions each night at 6:30 p.m.

The community will also be invited to participate in a public survey beginning June 3.

Check out Marietta City Schools' Social Media channels for that announcement coming soon.

Superintendent Search

The board launched its search for a new superintendent on May 16 in partnership with the OSBA. The board hopes to name Marietta City Schools' next superintendent in July, allowing for a smooth transition into the 2022-23 school year.