Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The board of education will now enter into negotiations with Jim Baker for the position. Baker has served as interim superintendent at Huron Valley Schools since May.
In a surprise move Tuesday night, the Huron Valley Schools Board of Education decided to forgo the rest of the search process and select Jim Baker as the new Huron Valley Schools Superintendent. Baker has served as interim superintendent for the district since May. Following the remainder of the candidate interviews Tuesday, the board heard feedback from the audience - all who said Baker was the clear choice. Initially the school board was going to select two finalists who would be interviewed again next week and spend a day in the district as part of the process. However, several school board members said they already felt one candidate ranked higher than the other three, and that candidate was Baker. School board member Rebecca Walsh …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Following interviews Tuesday night, the Huron Valley Schools Board of Education chose to forgo the rest of the interview process and selected a new superintendent.
Interim Huron Valley Schools Superintendent Jim Baker has been selected as the new superintendent for Huron Valley Schools. The board of education conducted the last two interviews Tuesday night and decided, unanimously, to forgo the rest of the interview process and enter into negotiations with Baker. Story developing... stick with White Lake-Highland Patch for the latest news.
The Huron Valley Schools Board of Education interviewed two of the four candidates for the superintendent position Monday. Interviews will continue Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Lakeland High School.
Honesty, transparency and doing what's best for students were the main campaign platforms for Robert Shaner and Paul DeAngelis - both of whom are candidates to be the next Huron Valley Schools Superintendent. The board of education conducted two of the four scheduled interviews Monday during a special meeting. Each interview lasted 90 minutes. The candidates answered more than 25 questions from board members, and at least three questions from the audience in attendance. Interviews will continue Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Lakeland High School. The final two candidates to be interviewed are current interim superintendent Jim Baker and Cindy Weber. Robert Shaner was the first candidate to be interviewed on Monday. Shaner is currently the Executive …
Friday, December 7, 2012
The Huron Valley Schools Board of Education narrowed down the 14 superintendent candidates to the top four. Interviews start Monday.
The Huron Valley Schools Board of Education will interview four candidates for the position of Superintendent of Schools. At a special meeting of the board, the four candidates were selected from a pool of 14 applicants. Interviews begin next week and will be approximately 90 minutes in length. They will be conducted over two special board meetings that are open to the community. Monday’s interviews will be held at Milford High School and Tuesday’s interviews will be held at Lakeland High School. Following is a list of candidates who will be interviewed, and the date and time of each interview: (Source: Kim Root, Director of Comminications and Community Relations for Huron Valley Schools.)
Monday, December 3, 2012
Interviews will begin next week for 14 Huron Valley Schools superintendent hopefuls.
Monday, December 3, 2012
The job posting for the next superintendent of Huron Valley Schools closed Wednesday, November 28, and 14 applicants have indicated interest. The Huron Valley Schools Board of Education secured the services of the Michigan Leadership Institute (MLI) to assist the search process. According to MLI President Mike Wilmont, the applicant pool consists of a broad range of candidates from sitting superintendents to central office administrators and building principals. Five of the candidates are from outside of the State of Michigan. The Board of Education will meet several times in December to interview applicants. The following December meetings will take place at Milford High School, and all begin at 7 p.m. All meetings are open to the public…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Huron Valley officials say without the millage renewal, the district could lose $9 million of its annual budget.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The following was submitted to White Lake Patch by Huron Valley School's Interim Superintendent Jim Baker. In 1993, Michigan voters approved Proposal A, which dramatically changed how Michigan schools are funded. Proposal A was intended to accomplish two goals: Lower the property tax burden on homeowners and stabilize funding for schools by closing the gap between low-funded and high-funded districts. While there is no consensus on whether or not Proposal A was successful, it did reduce the frequency of millage campaigns. Thus, as a result of Proposal A, Huron Valley Schools is required to periodically ask voters in the District to renew the non-homestead portion of its millage. The State of Michigan expects school districts to levy the 18…
Friday, June 22, 2012
Michigan Leadership Institute to help district with the hiring process.
The Huron Valley Schools Board of Education met Thursday to discuss several items, including the time line for hiring a new superintendent. According to the schedule laid out by Michael Wilmot of Michigan Leadership Institute, the company hired to help the board find qualified candidates, the district is expected to hire someone to fill the superintendent vacancy by the end of January 2013. Until then, Jim Baker will continue to serve as the interim superintendent. In the next few week, members of the institute will meet individually with members of the board to help draft a profile of the different qualities the district will seek in candidates. In September, that profile will be shared with stakeholders throughout the district, including…
Monday, June 11, 2012
As the school year ends, Jim Baker, interim superintendent, reflects on the Huron Valley School District's accomplishments.
The following is a press release from the Huron Valley School District. Dear HVS Families, As the 2011-12 school year draws to a close, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for another successful year. We have a great deal to be proud of in Huron Valley. Over the past month, I have had the distinct pleasure of attending numerous honors ceremonies, field days, commencement ceremonies, sporting events and concerts. To say our students are talented is an understatement. I am repeatedly proud of how our students conduct themselves, both at home and at events that require travel to other communities. While I am consistently aware of the academic and athletic prowess of our students, I am always most impressed by the level of …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Huron Valley Schools has picked a superintendent search firm and will start the search process in the next few weeks.
Thursday night, the Huron Valley Schools Board of Education approved the recommendation from the ad hoc superintendent search committee and selected Michigan Leadership Institute as the firm to head up the search for the new superintendent. Only two bids were received by the district. Those bids were from an Illinois based company called School Exec Connect, and Michigan based company Michigan Leadership Institute, all three committee members agreed that they wanted to stick with the Michigan company. "Michigan is in a totally unique situation as far as economy and schools, I think we need to stick with a company that knows Michigan," board member Bonnie Brown said. Michigan Leadership Institute was the lowest bid, offering to do the job …
Friday, March 2, 2012
The Huron Valley Schools Board of Education voted Thursday night to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Superintendent Jackie Johnston.
The following is a press release from the Huron Valley School District. The Huron Valley Board of Education voted 6-0 Thursday, March 1, to appoint Jim Baker, Executive Director of Human Resources, as interim superintendent effective May 1, 2012. Baker has served in Huron Valley Schools (HVS) since July 2010. Prior to serving in HVS he was employed as Director of Human Resources for the Romulus Community Schools. He holds an Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Wayne State University. Board members appointed Baker following the resignation of current Superintendent Jackie Johnston, who has accepted the same position with L’Anse Creuse Public Schools. HVS Board President Sean Carlson reiterated the board’s desire to …