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GUSD Requests Proposals for Superintendent Search

Today, the Goleta Union School District issued a Request for Proposals from qualified individuals or firms to assist the Board of Trustees in its search for a Superintendent for the District. The current Superintendent, William Banning, will be retiring at the end of the current school year on June 30, 2017, after five years in the position and 35 years in public education.

The Board intends to conduct a thorough search and anticipates selecting the Superintendent by mid-May, 2017 with the new Superintendent beginning employment under a contract no later than July 1, 2017.

The District’s formal Request for Proposals is available at this link.

GUSD Superintendent Announces Retirement
[Superintendente del GUSD anuncia su retiro]

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Luz Reyes-Martin, President of the Goleta Union School District Board of Trustees, announced today that Superintendent William Banning has informed the Board of his decision to retire as Superintendent of the District effective June 30, 2017. Mr. Banning has been with the District since July 1, 2012. Reyes-Martin said that Mr. Banning informed the Board of his decision on January 11, 2017.

“The Goleta Union School District has thrived under Superintendent Banning’s leadership. He has put in place systems of accountability and a culture of collaboration that will allow the District to continue exemplary service to Goleta families and support student success” said Reyes-Martin. “In addition to being an effective administrator, Mr. Banning has been an active member of the community and advocate for Goleta schools. We wish him the best in his retirement.”

Mr. Banning expressed his deep gratitude to the Board of Trustees, district staff, students, parents, and community for the opportunity to serve as Superintendent. He indicated that he will always be grateful for the trust, support, and inspiration he has received throughout his time in Goleta. He is extremely proud of the work undertaken by the District to develop a comprehensive strategic vision, which includes implementation of new state standards and integration of 21st century learning methods, skills and tools into daily instruction of the District’s students.

“I am confident that the District is moving in the right direction and I credit the outstanding collaboration of the District Board of Trustees, management, and labor leaders for cultivating an environment of trust and high achievement, Banning said. “We’ve done exceptional work together and built capacity and momentum that will serve the District well into the future. Now, after five years as superintendent and more than 35 years in public education, it feels like the right time to move on to a new phase of my life. I have had the privilege of serving as superintendent with people who are among the most talented, dedicated leaders, employees, and community members I’ve known at any time in my career.”

Banning joined the Goleta Union School District in July 2012 following six years as Assistant Superintendent in the Solana Beach School District. Before that time, he spent 16 years in the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District as a principal, assistant principal, and teacher. Banning began his career in education in 1978 as a music teacher in the Capistrano Unified School District.

The Goleta Union School District Board of Trustees will begin the process for recruitment and selection of Mr. Banning’s replacement immediately with the expectation of choosing a new Superintendent to start by July 1, 2017.

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Luz Reyes-Martin, la Presidenta de la Mesa Directiva del Distrito Escolar de la Unión de Goleta, anunció hoy que el Superintendente William Banning le ha avisado a la Mesa de su decisión de jubilarse de su puesto como Superintendente del Distrito a partir del 30 de junio, 2017. El Sr. Banning ha trabajado en el Distrito desde el 1 de Julio, 2012. La Sra. Reyes-Martin dice que el Sr. Banning le avisó a la Mesa de su decisión el 11 de enero, 2017.

“El Distrito Escolar de la Unión de Goleta ha prosperado bajo el liderazgo del Superintendente Banning. Ha puesto en marcha sistemas de rendición de cuentas y una cultura de colaboración que le permitirá al Distrito seguir brindando un servicio ejemplar a las familias Goleta y apoyar el éxito estudiantil “, dijo Reyes-Martin. “Además de ser un administrador eficaz, el Sr. Banning ha sido un participante activo en la comunidad y defensor de las escuelas de Goleta. Le deseamos lo mejor en su retiro.”

El Sr. Banning expresó su profunda gratitud a la Mesa Directivo, al personal del distrito, a los estudiantes, a los padres y a la comunidad por la oportunidad de servir como Superintendente. Indicó que siempre estará agradecido por la confianza, el apoyo y la inspiración que ha recibido durante su estancia en Goleta. Él está extremadamente orgulloso del trabajo realizado por el Distrito para desarrollar una visión estratégica comprensiva, que incluye la implementación de nuevos estándares estatales y la integración de estrategias, habilidades y herramientas de aprendizaje para el siglo XXI en la enseñanza diaria de los estudiantes del Distrito.

“Estoy seguro de que el Distrito está avanzando en la dirección correcta y agradezco la excelente colaboración de los administradores de la Mesa Directiva del Distrito, la administración y los líderes sindicales por cultivar un ambiente de confianza y alto aprovechamiento”, dijo Banning. “Hemos hecho un trabajo excepcional juntos y hemos creado capacidad e impulso que servirán al Distrito en el futuro. Ahora, después de cinco años como Superintendente y más de 35 años en la educación pública, se siente como el momento adecuado para pasar a una nueva fase de mi vida. He tenido el privilegio de servir como Superintendente con personas que están entre los líderes, empleados y miembros de la comunidad más talentosos y dedicados que he conocido en cualquier momento de mi carrera “.

El Sr. Banning llegó al Distrito Escolar de la Unión de Goleta en julio del 2012 después de seis años como Superintendente Auxiliar en el Distrito Escolar de Solana Beach. Antes, pasó 16 años en el Distrito Escolar de la Unión de Fallbrook como director, subdirector y maestro. Banning comenzó su carrera en educación en 1978 como maestro de música en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Capistrano.

La Mesa Directiva del Distrito Escolar de Goleta Union comenzará el proceso para la contratación y selección de la persona que va a reemplazar al Sr. Banning inmediatamente con la expectativa de elegir a un nuevo Superintendente para comenzar el 1 de julio, 2017.