Online forum March 30 for feedback on North Penn superintendent search

LANSDALE — The North Penn School District is seeking input during a virtual meeting this week on the search for the district’s next superintendent.

North Penn announced Monday that an online community focus group meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30 to gather input from parents and residents.

“Members of the North Penn community are invited to join this virtual forum and discuss the issues most important to them when selecting a new Superintendent of Schools. The information gathered at the meeting will guide school board principals in the decision-making process,” the district said in a statement.

Longtime North Penn superintendent Curt Dietrich announced in February that he plans to retire at the end of the current school year after 12 years in the role, and the district school board voted to end February to hire a search firm to find his successor. This research firm, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, will host and coordinate the March 30 online forum, according to the district, and limited space is available so those interested in attending are asked to register online in advance.

In addition to the online forum, the research firm also created a community survey to gather public feedback on the search for superintendents; this survey will end at 11:59 p.m. on April 1 and can also be found online.

And for those who want to discuss current issues with Dietrich, the current superintendent will host his monthly “Community Conversations” forum online, April 19 from noon to 1 p.m. and feedback, while allowing time for open-ended questions from parents, guardians and community members,” according to the district. Those interested in participating are also invited to register online beforehand.

For more information, visit www.NPenn.org.