Feb. 18—LEBANON — Community members are invited to provide their feedback about the school superintendent search during a series of upcoming focus group meetings.
Connecticut Association of Boards of Education Search Services Consultant Mary Broderick is holding the focus groups in collaboration with the search committee.
“We encourage the community to be a part of this important process and look forward to incorporating the results of their participation into the search committee’s work,” Lebanon Board of Education Chairperson Sarah Haynes said in a press release.
A time or times have been designated for specific groups of people.
The schedule for the focus group meetings, which will be held via Zoom, is as follows: school administrators, Monday, Feb. 22 at 11 a. m.; teachers, Feb. 22 at 4 p. m.; parents, Feb. 22 at 7 p. m. and Thursday, Feb. 25 at noon; students Feb. 25 at 10 a. m.; non- certified and support staff, Feb. 25 at 4 p. m.; town elected officials/ staff, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m.; community residents/alumnus/ alumna, Feb. 25, 7 p. m.
The search committee is seeking to gauge the community’s perspectives on the strengths and challenges in the district, as well as the qualities, experiences and characteristics desired in a new superintendent. Patricia Ciccone is currently the interim superintendent, replacing former Lebanon Superintendent of Schools Robert Angeli, who left in January to become superintendent in Killingly. The district is also gathering input via an anonymous survey, with a deadline of Feb. 26 for responses. The survey is available at https:// www. surveymonkey. com/r/LebanonPublicSchools. Those who would like to participate in a focus group must contact Broderick at [email protected] [email protected] cabe. org to receive a Zoom invitation.
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The Lebanon School District is also gathering input via an anonymous survey, with a deadline of Feb. 26 for responses.