The Chesterfield County School Board has hired BWP & Associates to conduct a national search for the next superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools....

The Chesterfield County School Board has hired BWP & Associates to conduct a national search for the next superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools. BWP & Associates representatives Dr. Kevin Castner and Dr. Wayne Harris attended a recent School Board meeting to discuss the search and selection process.

BWP will seek a successor to Dr. Marcus Newsome, who announced in the fall that he would retire at the end of the 2015-16 school year.

The search will include a lengthy period for public input, including a survey available to all residents and a number of community forums.

An online survey will be available at mychesterfieldschools.com from mid-December through January. Details will be announced soon.

A series of community forums and meetings with individual stakeholder groups will be held as well.

The tentative schedule for community meetings is:

  • 7 p.m. Jan. 19: Matoaca District at Cosby High School
  • 7 p.m. Jan. 20: Bermuda District at Carver Middle School
  • 7 p.m. Jan. 20: Dale District at Meadowbrook High School