Parents of children in the Walnut Valley Unified School District have until April 1 to weigh in on the effort to find a new superintendent.
A search firm hired to find a replacement for retiring Superintendent Dean Conklin has made a survey available for public input.
To access the survey, click here.
Conklin, 57, announced in December that he plans to retire in June.
The 33-year educator took the helm of Walnut Valley Unified in January 2011. He returned to Walnut after five years as superintendent of Duarte Unified School District. His base salary is $215,000, which does not include a stipend, car allowance, and other benefits.
Before moving to Duarte, Conklin spent 12 years in Walnut, where he served as an assistant superintendent.
“When I came to Walnut Valley as a superintendent, I committed that I would stay here until my retirement from public service,” he said. “I am proud of what I accomplished in my career, especially my 15 years in Walnut Valley.”
On Feb. 20, the Board of Trustees voted to approve a $24,000 agreement with Leadership Associates to conduct the search.
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