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Search Process Timeline

As the APS Board of Education prepares to appoint a new superintendent of schools, board members are working to build a comprehensive candidate profile. The timeline highlights the milestones in the search.

The Search Process Timeline is subject to change.

Search Process Timeline
ActivityProposed Dates
Announcement: Superintendent Elder to leave post June 7, 2023
Board to select superintendent search firm August 2023
Board workshop to discuss first phase of search October 18, 2023
Vacancy posted and advertised  October 2023
Online stakeholder survey November 8-22, 2023
Application deadline December 12, 2023
Preliminary candidate interviews January 2024
Board meets to identify candidates
to move forward as finalists
After last interview
Third-party background checks January 2024
Finalists interview with Board of Education January 2024
Announcement of permanent superintendent appointment January 2024
New superintendent transition period April – June, 2024
Superintendent assumes responsibility July 1, 2024