Lankershim's first day

SBCUSD superintendent Dale Marsden shows a student at Lankershim Elementary which class she is in on Monday, August 5.

The San Bernardino City Unified School District Board of Education has begun looking for Superintendent Dale Marsden’s successor, a process that will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 22, with two community input meetings.

The meetings are at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Dr. Margaret Hill Community Room at the Board of Education building, 777 N. F St., San Bernardino. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

The community will be asked to share input about the desired characteristics for the next leader of the San Bernardino City Unified School District. Information shared during the meetings will guide the Board of Education in the recruitment and selection process.

Trustees invite the public to respond to the following prompts:

• What are the greatest strengths of our District?

• What are the critical needs that face our District?

• What leadership qualities and characteristics do you wish to see in the new superintendent in order to move the District forward?

Board President Gwendolyn Dowdy-Rodgers said the governing body will move forward expeditiously and community input will play a significant role during the selection.

“We will certainly include our community, our parents, and employee groups in this process,” Dowdy-Rodgers said. “Like our last superintendent, the Board is looking for a leader who is committed to children and committed to working for San Bernardino City Schools long term.”

Visit for more information or to submit your input online through a survey.

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