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Woodland Hills School Board seeking community input on superintendent search

Jamie Martines
| Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
The Woodland Hills School District administrative building.
The Woodland Hills School District administrative building.

Woodland Hills School Board is searching for a new superintendent and wants the public's help.

A meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the Fairless Administration Building to facilitate community input on what makes a good superintendent.

The meeting will be led by the consulting firm Ray & Associates, which is handling the search, board President Jamie Glasser said.

The firm was approved at the April 18 board meeting at a cost not to exceed $30,000.

Those who can't make the meeting Thursday can submit feedback about the superintendent search as well as an overall district review using two online forms available on the district's website.

Those forms must be submitted before Monday, May 14.

"We would invite and encourage people to participate in those as well," Glasser said, adding that several hundred participants have submitted surveys.

Current Superintendent Alan Johnson will leave his post at the end of the school year and will receive $140,000 in severance pay plus benefits.

Johnson, 59, led the district for seven years. He resigned in February but was contracted with the district through the end of the 2020-21 school year.

Johnson told the Tribune-Review that serving the district was an honor, and that he hopes to allow the district to have a "new start" by stepping down.

Jamie Martines is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at jmartines@tribweb.com, 724-850-2867 or via Twitter @Jamie_Martines.

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