The Matteson Elementary School District 159 Board of Education is conducting its search for a new superintendent with the assistance of the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB). More than 98 percent of public school districts in Illinois hold active membership in the Association. The SD159 Board has provided staff and community members an opportunity to express the traits and skills desired in the next superintendent through an online survey, and then developed an Announcement of Vacancy brochure to be distributed through various educational job sites nationwide. The Announcement of Vacancy is also available at iasb.com under the Executive Searches link, where interested candidates can access the online application. The board hopes to be able to interview finalists by November and anticipates possibly a signed contract by December. The new superintendent will begin work on July 1, 2022.