Still seeking input

SD #10 still accepting surveys on superintendent search
Seeking input. Elizabeth “Bea” Kaleva (left) offers advice to the Dillon Elementary School District Board of Trustees at a special meeting called in November on the process of replacing retiring/resigning SD #10 Superintendent Dr. Glen Johnson (right). That process includes a public survey available on the SD #10 website.

Those looking for a relatively simple way to get involved in the hiring of the next superintendent for Dillon Elementary School District #10 still have time to so by filling out a survey SD #10 has put up on its website.

“The information generated from this survey will be used to develop a profile which indicates desired qualities and characteristics in the next superintendent,” reads the introduction to the survey, which people can fill out and turn in through Jan. 26.

“It will also guide the recruitment and reference checking process as well as development of questions for the interview. Consultants will compile a report summarizing survey results and share it with the Board and the community.”

The SD #10 Board of Trustees is looking to hire the successor to its current superintendent, Dr. Glen Johnson, who at the regular SD #10 Board meeting on Nov. 14, announced that he would be resigning/retiring in June after nearly a decade on the job.

At a special board meeting convened later in the month to help SD #10 get an early start on finding its next superintendent, the SD #10 Board decided to accept applications through Jan. 19 and to conduct interviews with finalists for the superintendent position Feb. 6–7.

SD #10 board is being assisted in the process of finding a new superintendent by Bev Kaleva, a Missoula attorney who formerly served as staff attorney and general counsel for the Montana School Boards Association.

At the special SD #10 Board meeting on Nov. 27, Kaleva advised the board to seek out “as much community input into this as possible” for its superintendent search and, to that end, consider conducting a community survey.

That survey can be found by clicking through to it from the “Dillon School District News” section on the homepage of the SD #10 website ( or at