Superintendent- Richland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation
Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation
September 21, 2018
Contract - Experienced
Community School Corporation
600 South Edgewood Drive
Ellettsville, Indiana 47429
The Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation is comprised of Richland and Bean Blossom Townships, all in Monroe County. Included in the two townships are Stinesville in Bean Blossom Township and Ellettsville in Richland Township as well as part of the City of Bloomington in Richland Township. The total land area of the School Corporation is 72 square miles. The School Corporation has operated as a unit since January 1, 1963, organized under the provisions of Indiana Code 20-23.
A five-member Board of School Trustees governs the School Corporation while the Superintendent and staff, appointed by the Board, carry out administrative functions. The School Corporation is well developed and provides a desirable balance between basic education and an exploratory program. The program includes special education, vocational education, and full-day kindergarten.
Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation:
The School Corporation educates over 2,800 students.
The School Corporation is one of the larger employers in the area with 414 total employees, including 198 teachers. A $27 million budget supports the staff and strives to make the educational process rewarding and enjoyable for all students.
The Corporation has been “A” rated by the Department of Education for the past two years, with all schools rated an “A” in 2017. The Corporation has been designated a Performance Qualified School District for the 2018-19 school year.
The School Corporation holds district accreditation by AdvancED.
The School Corporation follows a STEAM model with a curriculum based on natural learning and the idea of educating students across all disciplines - specifically science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.
The School Corporation has been a leader in Indiana’s K-12 Public Education shift to digital learning, with the integration of 1:1 devices for grades 6-12 in 2011 and shared classroom device sets for grades K-5 in 2017.
Our mission is to work in cooperation with the community and families to provide students with an education that promotes responsible citizenship, develops critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
Special Education Cooperative works in conjunction with Spencer-Owen Community Schools
Just 15 minutes from Bloomington and Indiana University, primarily within the growing community of Ellettsville, population: 15,000.
Close to Lake Monroe, McCormick’s Creek State Park, The Hoosier National Forest, SR 37 (part of the future I-69), and Indiana University. It is rich with arts and culture, yet maintains the small community atmosphere.
Less than one hour south of Indianapolis, and just 45 minutes from scenic Nashville, Indiana in Brown County.
State parks, lakes, golf courses, athletics, and other leisure activities provide for relaxation, along with a variety of entertainment, dining and shopping choices.
Superintendent Qualifications and Desired Qualities
Holds a valid Indiana Superintendent License or equivalent, or has proven the ability to qualify for a State License.
Holds a valid Indiana driver’s license.
Doctoral degree preferred.
Be committed to a “students first” approach in the decision-making process.
Possesses a good understanding of school funding, budget systems, and school facilities.
Be highly visible and accessible in the schools and in the
Be an open, caring and loyal person with the personal traits of honesty, fairness, and courage.
Be a respected educator who has a proven record as an educational
Be skilled in a collaborative leadership approach with the Board of School Trustees and staff.
Has demonstrated an ability to inspire people to higher levels of achievement and accountability.
Be a leader who is research-based and has a broad understanding of learning.
Be a visionary leader who possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Be able to communicate effectively with the Board of School Trustees, all employee groups and the various stakeholder groups in the community at large.
Application and all supporting materials should be received byNovember 1, 2018, to:
Ferguson Law c/o David L. Ferguson
403 East Sixth Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
The following should be submitted:
Letter of interest and resume
Copy of Indiana Superintendent’s license
Confidential file forwarded by the applicant’s university at the applicant’s request
Three (3) letters of recommendation
Application materials will be treated confidentially. Applicants are requested not to contact members of the Board or Administration. Each applicant will be informed of the Board’s selection and appointment of the new
Screening process will begin November 1, 2018.
The new superintendent will be named with a negotiable starting date.
APPLICANT DATA FORM
To be considered for the position of Superintendent of Richland-Bean Blossom Community Schools, please complete this Data Form in its entirety and forward it to Ferguson Law c/o David L. Ferguson, 403 East Sixth Street, Bloomington, IN 47408, along with a letter of application indicating your qualifications and reasons for interest in this position, a current resume, a copy of your Indiana Superintendent’s license, three letters of recommendation, and a copy of your confidential file forwarded by your university at your request.
Home Telephone: _________________ Business Telephone: ____________________
Email address: _____________________
I authorize Ferguson Law to contact my references or any other reference deemed necessary or appropriate to determine the merits of my candidacy for this position. I authorize the references to discuss and/or release information about me, and agree to hold them, the Corporation, and the consultants, attorneys, and their staff harmless for providing and/or utilizing any information requested and/or provided. Information will remain confidential as long as is feasible.
____ Yes ____ No Have you ever been convicted of a felony that has not been expunged or sealed by a Court?
____ Yes ____ No Have you ever been dismissed or terminated for cause from a position in a public or non-public school or childcare facility?
____ Yes ____ No Have you ever had a teaching credential revoked, suspended, or annulled in any state, territory, or foreign country?
If the answer is “Yes” to any of the above questions, you must attach a signed statement of explanation, along with any documentation you want us to consider.
I affirm that there are no misrepresentations or omissions in the proceeding statements and answers and that the entries made by me are correct and complete to the best of my knowledge. I acknowledge that if there are any misrepresentations in the information provided, it may be grounds for dismissal if employed in this position.
About Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation
The Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation is comprised of Richland and Bean Blossom Townships, all in Monroe County. Included in the two townships are Stinesville in Bean Blossom Township and Ellettsville in Richland Township as well as part of the City of Bloomington in Richland Township. The total land area of the School Corporation is 72 square miles. The School Corporation has operated as a unit since January 1, 1963, being organized under the provisions of Indiana Code 20-23.
A five member Board of School Trustees governs the School Corporation while the Superintendent and staff, appointed by the Board, carry out administrative functions. The School Corporation is well developed and provides a desirable balance between basic education and an exploratory program. The program includes special education, vocational education, and full day kindergarten.