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Press Release Regarding

Superintendent Search



After five years of dedicated leadership as Superintendent of the Washington Unified School District, Dr. Dayton Gilleland has announced that he will be leaving the District at the end of the current school year.
The Board of Trustees has recently hired The Cosca Group to serve as consultants to assist the Board in the search process and selection of a new Superintendent. By beginning the search process now, the School Board is ensuring that there will be a smooth transition of district leadership in the Washington Unified School District upon Dr. Gilleland's departure. The process is expected to result in an announcement of the new Superintendent in early May.
The Cosca Group has provided two partners to serve as the Board's consultants in the search and selection process. Dr. Donald Remley and Dr. General Davie are former, highly-respected, school Superintendents, serving in school districts within Northern California. The consultants will receive input from students, parents, employees, interested citizens and elected officials concerning the strengths of the District, the needs and critical issues facing the District, as well as the characteristics desired in the next Superintendent. The consultants will assist each group in prioritizing the strengths, critical issues and characteristics.
A series of meetings and open forums have been scheduled for the week of February 23rd - 26th to enable community, staff, parents and students to provide their input. The consultants will share all comments received from the community, staff, students and parents with the School Board at a special board meeting scheduled to be held February 28, 2015. The comments and information received from the series of meetings and forums will serve a critical role in helping the Board select a Superintendent who is a  "perfect fit" for the Washington Unified School District and community.
All members of the School District and West Sacramento are encouraged to participate in one or more of the meetings. We also have input survey forms available in English, Russian, and Spanish that can be printed and mailed, emailed or delivered to the District Office.









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