According to state laws, the position needs to be filled in 180 days from the departure of a superintendent. That means they have until December 20.
Danville Public Schools is now seeking input from the public on what qualities the next superintendent should have. On August 21, the school board will hold its work session at the Galileo High School cafeteria at 5:30 p.m.
They're inviting employees, students, parents, and the general public to express who they feel will be the best candidate to lead the schools.
Chair of the school board, Ed Polhamus, said they usually look for someone with background experience in multiple facets of leading a school system, and someone who is a strong advocate for K-12 public schools. However, they also want to hear what's important to the public.
"There are certain key elements that folks would have differing opinions on, such us whether the individual needs to have had classroom experience at a certain responsibilities as superintendent, or whether it's a person who is currently in Virginia who knows the unique pieces of the educational puzzle in the commonwealth," Polhamus said.
For those who can't make it to the meeting on August 21, Polhamus said the board plans to hold more of these meetings at different schools in the next several weeks.
We'll let you know the schedule for those meetings as soon as it is announced.