ESS Frequently Asked Questions

For applicants

Can I apply for too many positions? Does Texas honor other states' certifications? I'm a superintendent in a 1A district. Do I have a chance of being considered in a 5A district? Is a doctorate necessary? Is a superintendent's certificate necessary? Should I contact the employing board or district? Will my application be confidential?

For school boards

Can you help us find an interim superintendent? Do you have a stable of candidates? How are the community and staff involved in the search? How long will a search take? Is a site visit to the top candidate's home district necessary? Is continuing education credit available? What can we expect regarding Background Checks? What if we don't find the right person? What makes TASB ESS different from other search firms? What is the price of a superintendent search? Do you do a national search? What is your success record?