CUSTOMIZED Superintendent Searches for Mississippi School Districts

662-609-6995

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MESC Keys to Success
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Customized Superintendent Searches

MESC Purpose

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Our purpose is to assist Mississippi School Board Members in the selection of a new superintendent through a highly targeted search process and to assist the school board with the design and implementation of a transition process aligned with the needs of the school district as specified through board policies. 


The search process chosen by your district will be completely customized to the needs of your district and community.


Objectives

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  • To provide excellent assistance and support to your Board, which will result in the selection of a superintendent who will meet your needs.
  • To meet the timelines as outlined in our proposal and identify the successful candidate by the designated date.
  • To involve the community and staff in the selection process as directed by the board.
  • To match the needs of the school district and their communities with a leader possessing those skills.

The Process

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The Mississippi Educational Search Consortium will conduct a thorough discussion with the board and stakeholders to define the characteristics and skill set of the next superintendent. 


MESC will develop a plan of action that will be agreed to by the board and recorded in a signed contract prior to the initiation of the search. A timeline for services rendered as well as a schedule of payment for services will be included in the contract. 


After the contract is signed, MESC will guide the board through the following process:

  • Adoption of Criteria, timelines and procedures
  • Vacancy notifications, application and application guidelines 
  • Screening process, interview preparation, reference checking
  • Selection of a superintendent

Customizable options that work with your available resources

Option 1 Most Comprehensive

  • Hold stakeholder meeting
  • Develop search brochure
  • Announce opening (mail-outs, website postings)
  • Interview top applicants only
  • Vet applicants
  • Report to board
  • Assist board with interview questions
  • Assist board with contract negotiations
  • Provide academic analysis
  • Develop a transition plan
  • Provide follow-up


Option 2


  • Develop Search brochure
  • Announce opening (mail-outs, website postings)
  • vet applicants
  • Report to board
  • Assist board with interview questions
  • Assist board with contract negotiations
  • Possible academic analysis



Option 3 Limited Assistance

  • Advise board with procedures, timelines, etc. 
  • Announce opening (mail-outs, website postings)
  • Vet applicants
  • Report to board


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The Mississippi Educational Search Consortium (MESC) is a private non-profit corporation created to assist Mississippi School Boards in one of their most critical functions - that of selecting their next school leader. 

Mississippi Educational Search Consortium

662-609-6995

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