School Board Association launches search for BC administrator

Association plans for May 3, town meeting to sample public opinion

With a supplied questionnaire and their voices, the parents and employees of the Boise City School District can create the school and atmosphere for learning they want by attending and expressing their opinions.

Dr. June Ehinger, of the Oklahoma State School board Association will appear at a town hall meeting in the Boise City School Cafeteria on Monday, May 3, at 6 p.m.

According to Ehinger, the trip is to learn first hand what the parents and teachers of the Boise City School system want in their new superintendent.

The job came open earlier this month with the announcement by Superintendent Mark Gillespie that he was resigning to pursue a career in the Christian ministry.

“Your input is valuable. We would like your ideas on the following topics,” Ehinger said in a press release.


1. What do you consider to be strengths of this school district?

2. What are areas you would like to see changed or improved in this school district?

3. What strengths should the superintendent of this district possess?

4. What are major projects, activities or objectives that should receive special attention by the board and superintendent?

5. Where would you want to place the major focus to improve student performance of this school district in the next five years?

6. Dream a little. If finances were no barrier , what programs, facilities, personnel do you feel would be needed to make this the most outstanding district in the country?

7. On a scale of 1 to 5, how would you rate the following characteristics from 5 = very important to 1 = not important

_____ Would desire to live in the district _____ Has children in school

_____ Has been a classroom teacher

_____ Has been a building level administrator

_____ Has been a superintendent