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Your input wanted for new superintendent

A new leader for the local high school district is expected to be hired by June 1, but first, parents, business people and others are being asked to say Tuesday what they envision for area schools.

The new superintendent of the Nevada Joint Union High School District will succeed Maggie Deetz, who retires June 30.

“The school board represents the community. That’s why it’s important for people to tell us what they want to see,” said Mark Heauser, president of the district board of trustees.

The district will hold a community forum from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Nevada Union High School’s Don Baggett Theatre on Ridge Road in Grass Valley. Ken Matheson of the California School Board Association’s Executive Search Services will moderate the meeting.

Board members will use that input to development goals that the new superintendent will be asked to achieve, Heauser said.

“You hear parents voice their opinions throughout the year,” Heauser said. “Now, you have the opportunity to have their ideas put to work.”

Heauser is especially interested in hearing from people about how the schools can help students be ready for the local work force when they graduate, he said.

For those who cannot attend the meeting, a superintendent questionnaire can be downloaded from the district Web site (, click on Superintendent and then Superintendent Search 2007) or picked up at district schools or at the district office.

To participate on the Selection Advisory Committee, download the application at the same Web site or pick up a form at a district school.

To contact City Editor Trina Kleist, e-mail or call 477-4230.

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