Deerfield Public School District 109 residents are invited to fill out a superintendent profile and attend two public input meetings in October as the district searches for a new superintendent to replace Renee Goier who is retiring at the end of the school year, district officials said.
Residents can complete a superintendent profile on the district's website by Oct. 5.
"This survey is designed to gather your perception on the importance of various characteristics commonly found in effective superintendents," according to the district's statement before residents begin the survey. "The information will be used by the Board to determine the “Desired Characteristics” of our next superintendent."
The survey begins by asking respondents to check their top eight most important superintendent characteristics out of 25 characteristics listed, including being visible and engaging in the community, fostering a professional environment and striving for continued improvement.
It then poses two open-ended questions, asking for additional comments and whether they know of anyone specifically they'd like the district of consider.
Residents can also go to two meetings both between 7 and 8 p.m. on either Monday, Oct. 1 at Caruso Middle School, 1801 Montgomery Road, or on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Shepard Middle School, 440 Grove Place.
On Oct. 15, Rosemont-based Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates, an executive search firm for public schools that has been hired by the district, will present the findings of the profile and meeting responses, district officials said.
Last June, Goier told the school board that she was leaving, according to district officials. She's has been superintendent at District 109 since 2005, officials said.