A Confidentiality Pledge

In its standard “Application for Superintendent of Schools,” the search firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates discloses its confidentiality promise in the following way, asking candidates to sign off on this statement:

“I also request that my application and interest in the administrative position remain as confidential as possible under the applicable laws of the state. I understand that my candidacy may become a matter of public record when I am presented to the board of education. I further understand that elements of my resume may be available to the public and the news media at such time. However, I request that reasonable effort be taken to maintain the confidentiality of this application and other documents and information which accompany my application for the position for which I am applying. (Note: In some instances, such as Florida, there can be no confidential written correspondence.)”