JobID 198 : Otis R3 Superintendent of Schools (#1999508)

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THE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Otis School District is located on the rural Eastern Plains of Colorado. Otis recently received a BEST Grant which helped to pay for our new school building which houses pre-K through 12th grade.

OSD is dedicated to student success, supporting the whole child. In addition to core curriculum, the district offers a gifted/talented program and support to meet the unique needs of students qualifying for special education. Otis High School offers concurrent enrollment for high school and college courses. OHS also boasts of several state qualifying athletic programs. FFA and FBLA programs routinely produce state and national qualifiers.

OSD partners with parents, teachers, school board, and community to develop our core values. The 2019-20 core values are students first, high expectations, responsibility, learning, and listening.

The district has:

  • involved parents and community

  • one-to-one technology

  • small class sizes

  • collaborative culture

  • 4-day school week

THE COMMUNITY

Otis, Colorado is a small community located on the Eastern Plains, close to both Nebraska and Kansas state borders. The Otis School District is proud of its rural community, progressive instructional practices, and students bursting with bulldog pride!

ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS

  • Science Fair

  • Art

  • Music

  • STEM

  • Volley Ball

  • Football

  • National Honor Society

  • Spanish club

  • Basketball

  • Baseball

  • Track

  • FBLA

  • FFA
     

DISTRICT VISION

Otis School District R-3 envisions an institution from which students graduate, equipped with the academic, social and emotional skills, and health and wellness mindfulness necessary to empower them to perform at the highest level of achievement as productive members of society.

DISTRICT MISSION

Providing a safe environment, meaningful opportunities and innovative educational programs for all students so that they reach their learning potential through partnerships between home, school and community.

DISTRICT FACTS

NAME: Otis School District R3

CHIEF CONTACT PERSON/TITLE:

Beth Wells, School Board President

Phone: 970-246-3486

Email: beth.wells@otisr3.com

DISTRICT WEBSITE:

www.Otisr3.com

TOTAL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES: 42

CURRENT STUDENT ENROLLMENT: 229

     Number of Certified Teachers: 23

     Number of Administrators: 2

     Number of Classified Staff: 13

FACILITIES

  • 1 elementary school

  • 1 middle school

  • 1 high school

  • 1 pre-K

  • SCHOOL BOARD

    A five-member Board of Education governs the district and holds regular meetings.

    FINANCIAL INFORMATION

    ASSESSED VALUATION: $19,133,124

    GENERAL FUND PER PUPIL EXPENDITURE: $12,869

    BUDGET

         Budget Year: 2019-20

         General Fund: $4,085,584

         Capital Reserve Fund:  $322,357

         Pupil Activity Fund: $275,684

         Total Appropriation: $5,810,903

    COMPENSATION

    SUPERINTENDENT SALARY: $75,000 - $100,000 depending on experience.

    BENEFITS: Housing, professional memberships and activities, health insurance, sick and personal leave, professional growth, physical exam, life insurance

    PREFERRED HIRE DATE:  ASAP

    PREFERRED START DATE: 7-1-2020

    EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

    DOCTORATE REQUIRED? No

    SUPERINTENDENT EXPERIENCE REQUIRED?  Preferred

    QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong instructional leader and communicator

  • Maintain the assessments that are utilized in the district and focus on student success

  • Share responsibility and duties with the principal

  • Strong leader that follows through on district policy and focuses on the individual district

  • A solid financial background

  • Be involved in the community and stay in touch

  • Be accessible

  • Highly organized and a good manager

  • Be aware of state law and state initiatives

  • Network with peers

  • Longevity in the district

    The District shall not discriminate in its employment or hiring practices on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation (which includes transgender), religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, marital status, disability, conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. 


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