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Pinellas County School Board to finalize details ahead of opening application for next superintendent

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Posted at 7:31 AM, Mar 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-10 08:14:47-05

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — The Pinellas County School Board is holding a work session on Thursday to discuss the superintendent search.

Florida School Board Association Representatives are teaming up with the Pinellas School District to find a new leader.

On Thursday they’ll finalize the qualifications and qualities they need in their next superintendent, as well as the salary range, length of the contract, and the application process.

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The district wrapped up community forums and surveys last week.

The minimum qualifications the board has listed so far include:

  • Master’s Degree
  • 10 years of education leadership with five years in an executive leadership role
  • Willing to move to Pinellas County within six months of hire

Some of the preferred qualifications include:

  • Doctorate Degree
  • Experience in a school district of at least 25,000 students
  • Experience as a superintendent, assistant superintendent, or position of similar responsibility
  • Teaching experience

The board is also looking to finalize the new superintendent’s salary range today.

The superintendent base salary in Florida is based on the number of students, full-time employees, and revenue in a district.

So for Pinellas County, that base salary would be $308,992.92.

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A draft of the application posting that is awaiting approval, shows the board could offer someone a three-year contract with a salary range of $275,000-$310,000.

Here’s what’s next on the current timeline:

  • The board is planning on posting advertisements for the position next week
  • March 14: Application opens
  • April 20: Board will pick semi-finalists
  • The week of May 9: On-site interviews for finalists

The work session starts at 8:30 a.m. and will be immediately followed by a board meeting to vote on several items relating to the search.