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Search Is On For Next Peters Township Superintendent

The school board hopes to have someone in place by August.

The Peters Township School Board is hoping to have a new superintendent in place by the beginning of the 2013-14 school year in August.

Director David Hvizdos revealed that there was a closed meeting with the hired search firm on Feb. 14.

The ad has been posted for the job (see below) and the board plans on organizing focus groups to find out what the community wants to see in the next superintendent, according to Hvizdos.

Hvizdos said the first round of interviews are expected to take place on March 19 and 20.

Superintendent job listing:

The Peters Township School District Board of School Directors is seeking a dynamic and innovative leader to be its next supt. of schools. Should demonstrate superior communication skills, an excellent organizational background, and strong leadership in proactive decision-making and consensus building. The district is offering a multi-year contract that features a regionally competitive and comprehensive benefits package to an experienced school supt. with proven expertise. Must possess or be eligible for PA supt. letter of eligibility. Peters Twp. is a large, suburban, public school district located 17 miles south of Pittsburgh in the municipality of Peters Twp., Washington Co., PA. The district encompasses an area of 19.5 square miles that includes a blend of luxury estates, townhouses, single family homes and farmhouses. The school district has a population of 21,213 according to the 2010 census. In 2009, the per capita income was $36,159, while the median family income was $86,661. In school yr. 2011-12, the district provided basic ed. services to 4,450 pupils through the employment of 22 administrators, 282 teachers, and 215 full- and part-time support personnel. The target date for employment is no later than July 1, 2013. All inquiries and applications will be kept in the strictest confidence. Send letter of interest and resume to Dr. Joseph O'Brien, Exec. Dir., Chester Co. IU, 455 Boot Rd., Downingtown, PA 19335. Tel: (484) 237-5010; email: PTSDsuptsearch@cciu.org. Deadline March 15, 2013. AA/EOE

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