The Bedford School Committee is seeking community input into the search for a new Superintendent of Schools.
There are three ways members of the community are invited to participate:
• Share thoughts via an online survey
• Volunteer to serve on a Search Committee
• Participate in a focus group, where community members will discuss their priorities for the schools
The online survey can be accessed at http://bit.ly/2NeP01n through Feb. 1. All members of the community, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to respond to this survey.
The School Committee is seeking volunteers to participate on a Search Committee which will screen and interview candidates, provide the School Committee with a report on the process, and select the best-qualified candidates to be recommended as finalists to the School Committee. Most of this work will occur on evenings and weekends.
Volunteers may be parents, teachers, school administrators or interested community members. Each member of the Search Committee must commit to participate in all Search Committee meetings which include a brief interview on Jan. 13, meetings on the evenings of Jan. 27 and Feb. 10, as well as interviews expected to take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. most evenings the weeks of Feb. 24 and March 2. Additional evening or Saturday meeting dates may be required. Volunteers must also commit to maintaining privacy and confidentiality of candidates for superintendent and the interview process.
Those interested in volunteering for the Search Committee should complete the Volunteer Questionnaire on the town website at https://bedfordma.gov/files and email it to JoAnn Santiago at [email protected] by Jan. 10.
Focus groups for parents, guardians and the community will be held in Bedford and Boston. Additional focus groups will be held at the schools for faculty and staff of Bedford Public Schools. These focus groups will occur in late January and early February. Dates and locations will be shared in the coming weeks.