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York Public Schools | February 16, 2019

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An invitation from the YPS Board of Education

An invitation from the YPS Board of Education
Gayla Knight

To:      Staff/Community Members of York Public Schools
From:  York Board of Education
Date:   Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Re:      Superintendent Search – District Needs Assessment

The York School Board recently accepted the resignation of Dr. Mike Lucas, Superintendent of Schools, due to professional advancement.  We are grateful for his service to York Public Schools and wish him well in his future endeavors.

The Board of Education is working diligently to prepare for the critical task of hiring a superintendent.  Hiring a superintendent is one of the most important endeavors a board must face; therefore, we will approach this task with attention to each vital detail necessary to ensure a successful search.  It is our goal to hire a quality and competent administrator to continue to lead the district forward in the years to come.

Please offer suggestions pertaining to skills, qualities, or characteristics the candidate might possess in order to be successful in his or her role as superintendent and your views about the strengths of the school district and community.  The Staff/Community visit schedule is attached for your reference.

In the event you are unable to attend the visit, please feel free to share your comments on the following questions:

  1. What are the strengths and achievements of the York school district and
  2. What critical issues will the district face in the next three years?
  3. What background/training/experience should the new superintendent possess?
  4. What leadership style/personal attributes are important in the new superintendent?

You may submit your personal comments via one of the following methods:

  • Access the online form at
    Instructions for completing the online survey:
    Click on Current Positions Available
    Click on York Public Schools
    Scroll to the bottom of the district web page
    Click on Staff and Community District Assessment Survey
    Complete the Survey
    Click on Submit Assessment 

Other methods:  a copy of this form is available at the York District Office

  • US Postal mail:
    Nebraska Association of School Boards
    Attn:  York Supt Search
    1311 Stockwell Street
    Lincoln, NE  68502

The board would like to thank you in advance for providing input through the Staff and Community District Needs Assessment Survey.

York Board of Education