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Superintendent Search and Survey
Superintendent Search and Survey
Heidi Wells
Friday, March 29, 2019

The College Place Public School Board has officially accepted the resignation of Superintendent Tim Payne. Mr. Payne has accepted a new position as the Superintendent for Ephrata School District.

Mr. Payne will continue to work at College Place Public Schools through June 30, 2019. He will start his new job as superintendent in Ephrata on July 1, 2019. Mr. Payne will complete his 18th year of service for College Place Public Schools upon his departure.

The school board took action on March 27, 2019 to retain the Educational School District 123 as the professional search consultant to seek Mr. Payne’s replacement.

As part of this process, the ESD 123 along with the CPPS Board of Directors is gathering data on the qualifications and characteristics for the next College Place Public School District Superintendent. Please take a moment to fill out the following survey by April 14, 2019.



Your input will help in the screening process in helping identify the qualifications and characteristics of the next College Place School District Superintendent, following the resignation of Tim Payne on June 30, 2019.

The Board of Directors deeply values your input and guidance, and strongly recommends that you take advantage of this opportunity. Also, please encourage parents and other community members to participate in this survey. Hard copies of the survey are available at the District office. 

Should you have any questions, please contact Kaylee Bolt, ESD 123 Director of Human Resources at (509) 544-5777.