Monday, January 29, 2018
Potterville Public Schools/MASB
Position Details: 

Preliminary Posting for Superintendent of Potterville Public Schools
The Potterville Public Schools Board of Education is seeking a qualified Superintendent of Schools to lead the District into the future.

Potterville Public School District is located in Potterville, Michigan. The District is a combination of delightful neighborhoods, semi-rural properties, and a quaint small town. The District is a few miles southwest of Lansing in Eaton County. It is conveniently located off I-69 near the State Capitol Complex. Michigan State University, Lansing Community College, hotels, hospitals, restaurants, night life, shopping, and recreation in the greater Lansing area are within minutes of Potterville. It is also near Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Lansing Lugnuts, which is an affiliate of the American League Toronto Blue Jays. 

The elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as all athletic fields and playgrounds, are on the campus which is surrounded by a friendly neighborhood. The administration building which houses child care, adult education, central administration, and meeting and conference rooms is located on campus as well.    

The central administrative staff consists of the superintendent, business manager, and administrative assistant located in the administration building. Each of the three schools has a principal and administrative assistant. The instructional staff includes fifty-five dedicated teachers and the non-instructional staff includes forty-five hard-working para-professionals.

Potterville Public Schools offers a full K-12 curriculum including fine arts and physical education, which is supported by extensive classroom and building technology. The District also offers to those students who qualify, full special education services. The innovative Student Support Network program provides counseling, social work, and other emotional and physical support to students.

The District’s annual budget is approximately nine million dollars. The most recent audited fund balance was 6.8%. There is a sinking fund, which supports infrastructure improvements across all of the schools and the administration building. Dean Transportation provides general and extra transportation under contract through the 2019-20 school year. Special education transportation is provided through the Eaton Regional Education Service Agency.

The seven-member Potterville Public Schools Board of Education serve four-year terms. Members average about three years of service on the Board. Board meetings are the first and third Monday of the month. The first meeting is a work session the board uses for professional development or to discuss District topics. The second meeting is the regular meeting and includes special reports, items for action, discussion, or information, and the superintendent’s report.

Please visit Potterville Public Schools’ website at: for more information.
Potterville Public Schools Board of Education
                                              Stacy Ann Sipes, President                   William Scott, Vice President
                                             Loren Smalley, Jr., Secretary                Amy McDowell, Treasurer
                                             Dean Geisenhaver, Trustee                  Jack Temsey, Trustee        
                                             Kendra Scott, Trustee   

Application Procedure

The Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) has the privilege of facilitating the search process. After garnering stakeholder input, the Board of Education will provide a detailed profile of the ideal candidate. The Board has established a base salary range of $95,000 to $105,000; negotiated salary and benefits package will be commensurate with the chosen candidate’s experience and qualifications.
After the candidate profile is posted, on or about November 30th, interested candidates should complete and submit an online application found at: Completed online applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 pm on January 29, 2018. No “hard copy,” fax or emailed copies will be accepted. IF requested by the candidate, materials will be treated confidentially through the screening process. Candidate names will become public at the time an interview is scheduled.
All questions regarding the search should be directed to Charles Dumas, Consultant, MASB, at 517.526.0439 or Prospective candidates are respectfully asked to refrain from directly contacting any member of the Potterville Public Schools Board of Education in this regard.    
Search Timeline 


Application deadline
January 29, 2018

Selection of candidates to interview
February 19, 2018

First round interviews
March 24, 2018

Second round interviews
April 12, 2018

Site visit

Selection of superintendent
April 12 or if necessary
May 7, 2018

Start date
July 1, 2018

The Potterville Public Schools’ Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, (including sexual orientation or transgender identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, (collectively, "Protected Classes"), in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities. 

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