PCSD No. 2 asks stakeholders for input on hiring new superintendent

Guernsey-Sunrises searches for new superintendent (photo by Mark DeLap)

GUERNSEY-SUNRISE – The school board at PCSD No. 2 is going to hold a meeting to interview candidates for the open position of school superintendent. According to Wyoming at Work, the applications were open until Jan. 27.

In a letter from Guernsey-Sunrise schools, the letter states, “The Board of Trustees of Platte County School District #2 has begun the search process for a new superintendent. You are invited to participate in this process by completing a stakeholder survey to indicate what you hope to see in our next superintendent. A listing of the days, times, and candidate names for the public forum will be posted as soon as the information is available. Please submit your questions by using the appropriate link below no later than Feb. 5, 2023. Please note: the survey link is case sensitive.

  • Staff/Parent Survey: bit.ly/P2Surv1 (it is case sensitive)
  • Non-Parent/Community Survey: bit.ly/P2Surv2 (it is case sensitive)

According to the job posting at Wyomingatwork.com, “Platte County School District No. 2, Guernsey, is accepting applications for a superintendent of schools. The candidate should demonstrate successful teaching, management, administrative and instructional leadership skills and possess high moral character to inspire and lead a school district that expects and supports a comprehensive educational program for its students. Salary will be not less than $105,000 and include a comprehensive benefits package.

“Guernsey is a small, historic town in southeast Wyoming with approximately 1,130 residents. The city is nestled along the banks of the North Platte River in a region rich in archeological sites and scenic natural areas. Guernsey is a vibrant community with scenic vistas, low taxes and plentiful recreational activities, including hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, boating, golfing and more. Nearby Guernsey Dam and Guernsey State Park provide excellent outdoor recreation and rich historic areas. Register Cliff, the Oregon Trail Ruts, Lucindy Rollins Grave, and the Guernsey Museum provide opportunities to explore the region’s Western history. The Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center is also located nearby and offers a state-of-the-art facility that is utilized by all branches of the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, Wyoming state and local agencies, and civilian entities.

“Platte County School District No. 2 serves approximately 250 students in three schools that offer a comprehensive educational program for students in grades kindergarten through 12. The educational program is fueled by the energy of an active and informed Board of Trustees, an experienced and dedicated staff, and interested and engaged parents and community members. The district’s mission is to improve the knowledge, skills and attitudes of each learner, empowering individuals to grow into responsible, productive, global citizens. The district is fully accredited by the Wyoming State Board of Education and serves the communities of northeastern Platte County.”

Posted on school board member Shawna Reichert’s Facebook page was the following post: “The PCSD No. 2 board of trustees will hold a special board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 4 p.m. in the PCSD No. 2 multipurpose room. The purpose of this meeting will be: 1) Executive session – personnel superintendent search review of candidates with Wyoming School Board Association. In a letter from Kevin Gross, a PCSD No. 2 trustee, “To our PCSD2 Stakeholders, The PCSD2 School Board has taken it upon themselves to create a survey that ensures that YOU have a voice, and you will be heard in the selection process for our Superintendent search. We wanted to provide something quantifiable that expresses the needs for our school district so that we can ensure that we are doing what’s best for our staff, students and their families! Furthermore, there will be additional opportunities for stakeholder involvement in this process going forward.

“Please take the time to fill out the appropriate survey. We owe that to the staff, students, and parents of our school district in finding the best Superintendent for them! These surveys close out on Feb. 5, so please don’t wait.”

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