In December, School Committee approached me to discuss the merits of an internal versus external superintendent search. After bringing this to the Executive Board, I spoke in favor of an external search. The rational was that a broader search would allow for a greater number of candidates from which to select. If the best candidate already exists in the town, they would be given the position based on merit, not default.
At the last School Committee meeting, the board voted in favor of an external search, 6 to 1. Following this, they reached out to me to ask Members if they would be interested in participating as the Union representative on the search committee. By reaching out to the entire Membership, School Committee has the greatest pool of Members from whom to select.
The responsibilities of this position would not be small. The time commitment would be extensive. As a representative of the Association, you would be acting on behalf of the Membership. As I will participate in another capacity for the Superintendent search, ongoing communication with me will be needed.
If you would like to be considered to be the Union Representative on the Superintendent search committee, please respond to this email with the following:
Number of years working in Weymouth
Best phone number to reach you
Please only respond to this email. Do not contact me via cell or text. I will submit all information to School Committee this week.
President - WEA