How To Participate in the Principal Selection Process

How To Participate in the Principal Selection Process

On July 20, JCPS initiated a search for a new principal for duPont Manual High School. Kirk Lattimore was named acting principal on July 25 until a permanent principal is selected.

The SBDM Principal Selection Policy requires the creation of a Principal Recommendation Committee including the SDBM and 1 administrator, 2 teachers, 1 parent, and 1 classified employee.  Thanks to the 344 parents who participated in the selection of our parent representative, Elizabeth Mays.

The timeline set by the SBDM includes the following additional opportunities for participation by members of the Manual community, including PTSA members. The PTSA encourages all members of the duPont Manual community to respond to a survey and take part in this important process. 

Date Activity Participants Location
August 1- August 7, 2018 noon Electronic Survey distributed to students, parents, and staff to gather input for the criteria for the selection of the principal Students, Parents and Staff Online
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 TBD Recommendation Committee members meet with Student Senate and Executive Council members to review student survey results and plan for community meeting to provide input for interview questions. Student Senate and Executive Council Manual High School
Thursday, August 9, 2018 6:00pm-8:00pm Community Meeting​ to receive additional input from teachers, staff, students, parents, and community. Students, Parents, Staff and Community Manual High School
Monday, August 27, 2018 2:45pm- 3:45pm Student Senate Open Forum for Finalists Students Manual Auditorium

The selection of the candidate is scheduled to be made at a Special Meeting of the SBDM either September 5 or 7, 2018.


See the latest SDBM news for current information on the principal selection process.