IWCS board seeks public’s input on superintendent

Published 10:33 am Friday, February 6, 2015

The Isle of Wight County School Board has started the process of hiring a new superintendent by seeking community input on desired qualifications, said spokeswoman Kenita Bowers.

The school board has created a survey related to superintendent criteria, which is available at, and on the home page of the division website. Hard copies of the survey will also be available at the school board office as well as at each school’s main office.

In addition to the survey, the board will hold two community input sessions, both starting at 6 p.m.

The first is on Wednesday, Feb. 18, in Smithfield High School, 14171 Turner Dr., Smithfield

The second is on Thursday, Feb. 19, in Georgie Tyler Middle School, 23320 N. Court St., Windsor.

“Hiring a new superintendent is the biggest task that we as school board members face so we want to be certain that the community has an opportunity to share their voice in this process,” said School Board Chairman Kent Hildebrand. “We hope that parents, staff and residents will take the time to fill out the survey and attend the community input sessions.”

On Jan. 28, the school board unanimously voted to get the Virginia School Board Association to help the board with the superintendent search.