Potterville Public Schools
Preliminary Posting for Superintendent

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The Potterville Public Schools Board of Education is seeking a qualified Superintendent of Schools to lead the District into the future.

Potterville Public School District is located in Potterville, Michigan. The District is a combination of delightful neighborhoods, semi-rural properties, and a quaint small town. The District is a few miles southwest of Lansing in Eaton County. It is conveniently located off I-69 near the State Capitol Complex. Michigan State University, Lansing Community College, hotels, hospitals, restaurants, night life, shopping, and recreation in the greater Lansing area are within minutes of Potterville. It is also near Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Lansing Lugnuts, which is an affiliate of the American League Toronto Blue Jays. 

The elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as all athletic fields and playgrounds, are on the campus which is surrounded by a friendly neighborhood. The administration building which houses child care, adult education, central administration, and meeting and conference rooms is located on campus as well.    

The central administrative staff consists of the superintendent, business manager, and administrative assistant located in the administration building. Each of the three schools has a principal and administrative assistant. The instructional staff includes fifty-five dedicated teachers and the non-instructional staff includes forty-five hard-working para-professionals.

Potterville Public Schools offers a full K-12 curriculum including fine arts and physical education, which is supported by extensive classroom and building technology. The District also offers to those students who qualify full special education services. The innovative Student Support Network program provides counseling, social work, and other emotional and physical support to students.

The District’s annual budget is approximately nine million dollars. The most recent audited fund balance was 6.8%. There is a sinking fund, which supports infrastructure improvements across all of the schools and administration building. Dean Transportation provides general and extra transportation under contract through the 2019-20 school year. Special education transportation is provided through the Eaton Regional Education Service Agency.

The seven-member Potterville Public Schools Board of Education serve four-year terms. Members average about three years of service on the Board. Board meetings are the first and third Monday of the month. The first meeting is a work session the board uses for professional development or to discuss District topics. The second meeting is the regular meeting and includes special reports, items for action, discussion, or information, and the superintendent’s report.

Potterville Public Schools Board of Education

Stacy Ann Sipes, President
William Scott, Vice President
Loren Smalley, Jr., Secretary
Amy McDowell, Treasurer
Dean Geisenhaver, Trustee
Jack Temsey, Trustee
Kendra Scott, Trustee

Application Procedure

The Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) has the privilege of facilitating the search process. After garnering stakeholder input, the Board of Education will provide a detailed profile of the ideal candidate. The Board has established a base salary range of $95,000 to $105,000; negotiated salary and benefits package will be commensurate with the chosen candidate’s experience and qualifications.

After the candidate profile is posted, on or about November 30th, interested candidates should complete and submit an online application found at: http://www.masb.org/education-careers.aspx. Completed online applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 pm on January 29, 2018. No “hard copy,” fax or emailed copies will be accepted. If requested by the candidate, materials will be treated confidentially through the screening process. Candidate names will become public at the time an interview is scheduled.

All questions regarding the search should be directed to Charles Dumas, Consultant, MASB, at 517.526.0439 or cdumas@masb.org. Prospective candidates are respectfully asked to refrain from directly contacting any member of the Potterville Public Schools Board of Education in this regard.    

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Potterville Public Schools, as an Equal Opportunity Institution, complies with federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment. It is the policy that no person, based on race, sex, height, weight, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status, shall be discriminated against in educational programs and activities, employment and admission.

 

 

Mission

It is the mission of the Potterville Public Schools to provide an educational learning environment with a level of instruction that gives all students opportunities to reach their individual potential and to develop the skills essential for success in life and work. 

Vision

Potterville Public Schools are committed to providing excellence in education for all students. We will design programs and learning experiences that promote academic achievement along with the personal and social growth of every student. Potterville Public schools will make learning engaging, enjoyable, and relevant. As a richly diverse community of learners that values all of its members, Potterville Public Schools will assume a central role in the community by linking parents, local agencies and businesses to its schools. Read more ...


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