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Chester County Intermediate Unit outlines process, timeline to find the next KCSD superintendent

The Kennett Consolidated School District formally enlisted the Chester County Intermediate Unit to facilitate the search for a new superintendent last week. 

This week, the Chester County Intermediate Unit outlined the process and timeline to find the successor to Kennett Consolidated School District Superintendent Dr. Dusty Blakey, who announced his retirement effective July 26, 2024.

The search process is already underway. The Intermediate Unit has already created the job posting. Applications from candidates will be accepted from March 15 through April 15.

In early April, there will be focus groups and surveys of Kennett stakeholders—opportunities for input from families, staff, students and the community will be an integral part of the search process, according to the Chester County Intermediate Unit. The Intermediate Unit will be hosting community forums, surveys, and stakeholder meetings to gather valuable insights and perspectives on the desired qualities and priorities for the next superintendent. Information on each of these opportunities will be forthcoming.

“We recognize the importance of engaging our community in this significant decision,” said Kennett Consolidated School Board President David Kronenberg in a statement. “Input from all stakeholders will be carefully considered as we seek to identify a leader who will continue to advance the mission and values of the Kennett Consolidated School District.”

When the job posting closes, the applications will be reviewed. From April 15 to May 15, the candidates will be screened and interviewed. Once all the interviews and follow-up interviews are completed, the Kennett Consolidated School Board will make a decision. It is expected that the announcement of a new superintendent will be made in late May.

For more information and updates on the superintendent search process, contact the Chester County Intermediate Unit.