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COVID-19 ClosureAll schools will be closed for the duration of the public health emergency, as stated by Governor Evers. 
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Community Involvement

Community Involvement During Finalist Interviews

4.18.20  Thank you to the hundreds of community members who viewed our finalists' evening forums this week!  Using the email addresses people provided with their registration information, the School Board sent everyone who attended a forum the link to an anonymous survey for giving feedback.  We thank you for taking time to share your perspectives on the finalists!

4.6.20 School Board Announces Community Forums
We invite our students and their families, as well as all members of the broader Eau Claire community, to join the ECASD for an evening presentation and question-and-answer session with each finalist.  The virtual community forums are planned for 7:00-8:00 PM (CST) on each of the three interview dates (April 14, 15, and 17, 2020). Instructions for joining the forums can be found HERE.

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Search Timeline

The timeline will be adjusted as needed and updates will be posted throughout the process.

September 2019
-Announcement of Superintendent search

October 2019
-Staff input on Superintendent search gathered through meetings and surveys
-Community forums held October 24 and 30 to gather input on Superintendent search
-Online survey for input from students, families, and community members posted on District website

November 2019
-Staff input on Superintendent search gathered through meetings and surveys
-Community forum held November 2 to gather input on Superintendent search
-Superintendent Position Description created
-Position posted and advertised

December 2019
-Online survey for students, families, and community members closed on December 31

January 2020
-Priority deadline for applications is January 31

February 2020
-School Board reviews written applications
-School Board conducts initial Interviews to narrow applicant pool

March 2020
-School Board selects finalists
-Finalists announced and visit the ECASD for interviews
-Feedback collected from staff, students and families, and broader community

April 2020
-New Superintendent announced!

July 2020
-New Superintendent to begin on July 1


 On April 28, 2020, the Board of Education announced the selection of Mr. Michael Johnson as the next Superintendent of the Eau Claire Area School District.  He will begin his tenure with the ECASD on July 1, 2020.

Mr. Johnson has been an Assistant Superintendent in the South Washington County School District since 2014. South Washington is a Twin Cities-metro district with an enrollment of 18,900 students.  Before moving to Minnesota, Mr. Johnson served the School District of River Falls as a high school assistant principal, middle school principal, and district-level administrator.  Earlier, he spent 10 years as a teacher of middle and high school English.  Mr. Johnson’s educational experience includes degrees from the University of St. Thomas (Ed.S.) and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (M.A. and B.A.).  He is currently a doctoral student at Bethel University.


“I’m extremely honored, humbled, and thrilled to be offered the ECASD superintendency.  I was impressed with the flexibility and dedication of all stakeholders involved in the search process, and enjoyed the opportunity to present in front of a variety of staff and community groups.  My wife and I have had strong connections to Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley for over 30 years.  Eau Claire has provided so much for me: my education, the foundation of my teaching career, and the start to my family.  It is now my time to serve this community and its students, and I am excited for the chance to reconnect and introduce myself to all stakeholders in order to lead the ECASD with one collective, inclusive vision.”
---Michael Johnson
To learn more about Mr. Johnson’s qualifications, experiences, and vision for our District, please view his résumé and watch the April 14 evening forum for ECASD staff members, students and families, and community.  This forum recording is courtesy of WEAU 13 News.