FAQ Board

WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF HIRING THE NASB EDUCATION LEADERSHIP SEARCH SERVICE VS THE BOARD DOING THE SEARCH WITHOUT ASSISTANCE?

The NASB Education Leadership Search Service works in partnership with the board to meet the specific needs of the board and district. The search service facilitates the process while the board has complete ownership and authority to define how the search is carried out. The NASB Search Service staff provides a meticulous search protocol and years of prior experience conducting successful searches. We have current knowledge, and experiences to draw from, to guide the district through the process. Our ability to complete an in depth professional, personal, internet and criminal background check, ensures quality applicants for the board to review and select to interview. To validate our success, we provide the names of board members, who willingly serve as references, to share their personal experience and perspective. Finally, the assistance of the NASB Education Leadership Search Service saves the board a great deal of time and work.

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF STAFF AND COMMUNITY IN THE SEARCH PROCESS?

The search process provides a tremendous opportunity for the board to engage staff and community in a very important task. Inviting the input of key stakeholders such as staff, students, parents, and community members validates the board's outreach to the district and community when faced with one of the most important responsibilities the board must carry out.


DOES THE NASB EDUCATION LEADERSHIP SEARCH SERVICE MAINTAIN A STABLE OF APPLICANTS?

The objective of the NASB Search Service is to assist the board of education in identifying and hiring the most qualified candidate, not to help certain applicants find a job. The NASB Search Service is committed to helping the board attract a high-quality group of applicants to review. From there, the board can select interview candidates who meet the needs of the district, and ultimately hire the individual who most closely aligns with the leadership profile defined by the board.


WILL THE ASSOCIATION CONDUCT A BACKGROUND CHECK ON APPLICANTS?

The Association will conduct a comprehensive personal, professional, and internet reference check. In addition, a criminal background check, credit check, and Adult/Child Abuse check is completed on everyone the board selects to interview.


HOW DOES THE BOARD DECIDE HOW MUCH TO PAY A SUPERINTENDENT?

The NASB Education Leadership Search Service will provide the board with current and complete data regarding superintendent compensation for the board’s consideration. The board collectively defines the base salary and benefit package offered to the candidate of their choice.


WHAT IF THE BOARD IS NOT CONVINCED THAT THEY HAVE FOUND THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE JOB?

The Association will provide assistance until the board is completely satisfied with the hire.


WILL THE NASB EDUCATION LEADERSHIP SEARCH SERVICE PROVIDE A GUARANTEE TO ENSURE COMPLETE SATISFACTION?

NASB provides a two-year guarantee on the search for boards that complete a Leadership Team Planning session with NASB. The board may select goal planning, strategic planning, community engagement, etc. The only cost to the district would be NASB travel. In the event the newly hired superintendent would leave the district during the first two years of service for any reason, NASB will reopen the search only charging the district for incurred expenses.


WHO WOULD I SPEAK WITH TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT NASB EDUCATION LEADERSHIP SEARCH SERVICE?

NASB Search Service Director, Shari Becker, would welcome the opportunity to speak with you and provide additional information on how our professional service may be of assistance to your board and school district. You may contact Shari with questions or to schedule a convenient time to discuss your district’s needs.


FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:

Shari Becker – Director of Search Service
Nebraska Association of School Boards
1311 Stockwell Street - Lincoln, NE 68502
800-422-4572
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