FAIRFIELD — A consulting firm hired by the Board of Education to help with its search for a new superintendent of schools has posted an online survey for the public to comment on qualities they consider important for the school district’s top administrator.

The survey, online through May 9, is one of several ways the school board plans to gather input for hiring a successor to Superintendent of Schools David Title, who plans to retire July 31. Hired for the job in 2010, Title is leaving for a post at Sacred Heart University.

The Board of Education has hired the firm of Hazard, Young & Attea and Associates to help with its search for a successor to Title.

The consultants also plan meetings with “stakeholder” groups in town, which are being planned for the first week of May, with specific times and locations to be announced, according to school officials.

The online survey is designed “to gather information regarding the characteristics, skills and abilities that stakeholders view as important in the new superintendent,” the board said in its announcement. The survey will collect “perceptions on the importance of various characteristics commonly found in effective superintendents.”

The survey can be found here: http://bit.ly/1ptaecB, or through the school district’s website: http://bit.ly/1Npxy6y.