The following timeline is expected to be approved by the Salem-Keizer School Board during the November 8 Business Session meeting. All dates are subject to change at the discretion of the school board. 

Superintendent Search Timeline

Activity Proposed Date(s)
1:1 Board member conversations October 3 and 4
Board Planning Meeting in Open Session October 4
Engagement Sessions October 25 to November 3
Online survey window  October 25 to November 5
Public Release of Salem-Keizer’s Next Superintendent Criteria November 16
Approval of Salem-Keizer’s Next Superintendent Criteria; Discussion of Next- Superintendent Compensation in Open Session November 30
Recruitment Window December 5 to January 2
Preliminary Interviews virtual with consultants January 5-8
Presentation of Slate in Closed Session, in-person

January 21 (9:00am – 5:00pm)

Board initial interviews (first-round) in Closed Session, virtual January 28
Community-Based Interviews with signed confidentiality agreements February 7 (8:30am-6:30pm)
Finalist (second-round) interviews in Closed Session February 11
Boards meets to identify preferred candidates in Closed Session February 11 or shortly thereafter
Selection and Announcement February TBD
Superintendent assumes responsibilities July 1
Download the proposed timeline