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Valley View School District to name new superintendent by end of year

James Mitchem
James Mitchem

The Valley View School District 365U Board has begun the hiring process for a new superintendent to replace James Mitchem, who will retire at the end of next school year.

At the board meeting Monday, a team from the hiring firm BWP and Associates presented members with a general timeline of hiring Mitchem’s successor, according to a news release.

“The [Board] has enlisted the help of BWP and Associates because we know our community demands that we perform our due diligence in searching for VVSD’s next superintendent of schools,” VVSD Board President Steve Quigley said.

According to the timeline, the district will post the job opening in July, begin engaging community members with focus groups and an online survey in August, and conduct interviews and make a selection by the end of November. The new superintendent will likely be approved in early December.

Mitchem has served as superintendent since 2011.

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