Superintendent, Grand Rapids Public Schools

Friday, March 1, 2019
Grand Rapids Public Schools/MASB
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Grand Rapids Public School District

The Grand Rapids Public Schools Board of Education is in search of a new superintendent. This posting includes the search criteria established by the Board of Education. Please see the attached document.

Grand Rapids is a vibrant, innovative, award-winning city that is gaining national attention. Located in West Michigan, roughly 30 miles east of Lake Michigan, Grand Rapids is the second largest city in Michigan. It is consistently ranked among the “top ten” cities to live, work, and play including 10 Best Cities to Raise a Family, Most Affordable U.S. Cities to Buy a Home, 10 Best Mid-Sized Cities for Jobs, Top 10 Best Places to Live, Top Up and Coming Cities in the U.S., Top U.S. Cities for Growth, Top 12 Cities Leading the Way in Sustainability.

A historic furniture-manufacturing center, Grand Rapids is home to five of the world’s leading office furniture companies and is nicknamed “Furniture City”. It is also known as “River City” because of the landmark river for which it is named, and “Beer City” thanks to the large number of award-winning breweries in the region. The city and surrounding communities are economically diverse, based in health care, information technology, automotive, aviation, food service, higher education, and more.

Salary and Contract Information
The Board will offer a comprehensive, multi-year contract. Compensation will be commensurate with experience of the successful candidate and requirements of the position. A preliminary salary range of $195,000 to $230,000 has been established.

Application Procedure
Interested candidates should complete and submit an online application by clicking here.

Completed online applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 pm on March 1, 2019. No “hard copy,” fax or emailed copies 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 Rod Green, Consultant, Michigan Association of School Boards at 810.852.1189, or Jay D. Bennett, Learning Services Manager, Michigan Association of School Boards, 517.327.5928,


Action Date
Application deadline March 1, 2019
Selection of candidates March 11, 2019
First round interviews March 16, 2019
Second round interviews/First Opportunity for Board Selection of Superintendent March 25, 2019
Board visitation (if necessary) TBD
Second Opportunity for Board Selection of Superintendent April 8, 2019
Start date July 1, 2019


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