12/07/2015 – Search Firm

Search Firm Professional Services
Ecra Group, Inc., and its Hazard, Young, Attea Executives Search Division (“HYA”)

 12/07/2015 – Work/Business
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Details
The DeKalb County School District issued a request for quote for search firm professional services on August 18, 2015. Per board policy, DJE – Purchasing, at least two written verbal quotes are required for expenditures $5,000.01 to $99,999.99. Four quotes were received and a summary is attached outlining the proposed costs and services. However, due to the reorganization efforts, the total amount of expenditure will exceed the $99,999.99 threshold and therefore requires board approval.

Rationale
The DeKalb County School District sought a highly qualified and capable search firm to provide professional services to recruit top quality candidates for three senior level positions. The District’s immediate need included the following senior level positions:

  • Chief Academic & Accountability Officer
  • Chief Legal Officer
  • Director of Special Education

The District reserved the right to add additional positions as identified by the Superintendent. Under the Superintendent’s proposed reorganization, additional positions will need to be added for search firm professional services to include but not limited to:

  • Director of Charters, School Governance, and Flexibility
  • Executive Director, Student Advancement
  • Chief Communications & Community Relations Officer
  • Chief Human Capital Officer

As of November 30, 2015, the District has expended approximately $85,000 for four of the seven positions listed which includes the search fee plus expenses.

Requested Action
: It is requested that the Board of Education approve Ecra Group, Inc., and its Hazard, Young, Attea Executives Search Division (“HYA”) to assist the District in its search for executive level positions in a total amount not to exceed $150,000.00.