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New Flagler County superintendent search includes community, online survey

Goal is to hire superintendent by June 1

Superintendent Jacob Oliva (Photo courtesy: Flagler County Schools)
Superintendent Jacob Oliva (Photo courtesy: Flagler County Schools)

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – The School Board of Flagler County is using an online survey and community input as part of its search for a new superintendent.

Jacob Oliva is moving to a new position of  K-12 vice-chancellor in the Florida Department of Education at the end of the current school year.

The board has entered a contract with the Florida School Boards Association, which will lead the search.

"The selection of a Superintendent to lead our schools is one of the most important decisions our School Board makes," the school board said on its website. "It’s a decision which impacts students, parents, employees and our entire Flagler County community. During this search process, public involvement will be welcomed."

Community members chosen by the school board will form a community advisory committee, and an online survey to gather residents' opinions will also be used as part of the search process.

The website also states that the goal is to have a new superintendent in place by June 1.