OAKWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – Oakwood Schools Superintendent Dr. Kyle Ramey will retire this year, prompting the district to seek a replacement.

According to a statement from Oakwood Schools, the school board met with K12 representatives on Monday, October 10 to discuss the search process and timeline.

“The Oakwood School Board places community involvement above all else in the search for our new superintendent,” the statement said. “We have developed a plan that provides multiple opportunities for all community members and stakeholders to share their thoughts and hopes for the future. We look forward to working together to write the next chapter of schools in our community.

The district plans to create a superintendent profile based on input from district and community groups as well as focus group meetings with people who represent a cross section of Oakwood and its many interests, the district said. This profile will identify the characteristics, experience, and requirements that the community and district are looking for in potential candidates.

In November, the school district will be hosting events that will give everyone who is interested the opportunity to provide input. The exact dates of these events will be published on November 7.

On November 10, the job posting will be posted statewide and on December 12, K12 will post the superintendent’s profile at the BOE meeting. Applications will be accepted until January 6, 2023.

In the meantime, Oakwood Schools Director of Educational Services and Human Resources Allyson Crouch will serve as acting superintendent from Jan. 1 until the new superintendent is found.