My Goal in Blogging

I started this blog in May of 2008, shortly after my election to the School Committee, because I believed it was very important to both provide the community with an opportunity to share their thoughts with me about our schools and to provide me with an opportunity for me to ask questions and share my thoughts and reasoning. I have found the conversation generated on my blog to be extremely helpful to me in learning community views on many issues. I appreciate the many people who have taken the time to share their views. I believe it is critical to the quality of our public schools to have a public discussion of our community priorities, concerns and aspirations.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Change in Superintendent Finalist ORDER

Just FYI:  Dr. Kohn will now interview on Wednesday, January 19th, and Ms. Geryk will interview on Thursday, January 20th.  This change was made to allow more community feedback on the less familiar candidate prior to the vote selecting a superintendent on the 20th.  Again, I encourage all community members and parents to attend the public sessions (8 to 9 am in ARMS, 2:30 to 3:30 in Wildwood) and/or the interview (6 to 8 pm, ARHS) and share their thoughts with the School Committee.  Feedback forms will be available at each session;  comments can also be emailed to the School Committee directly at:  This is a very important decision for the future of our district, and I hope all members of our community will take the opportunity to get to know each of the three finalists and share their thoughts. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

why is the superintendent vote happening immediately after the visits? I think it would be better for the school committee to schedule the vote for at least a week after these visits to give the community an opportunity to digest what they've heard and participate in the process. Afterall didn't members of the school community express concerns about community input at the beginning of this process? Please tell us you'll work to give the community a week to think through the interviews and the new information we learn.