Superintendent Search – Info and Survey

The Dudley-Charlton Regional School District School Committee is opening the search for the next Superintendent of Schools.

Posting for Superintendent of Schools

The School Committee is seeking community input and representation from various stakeholders who are passionate about the future of education in our district. In order to hear from as many voices as possible we are offering two ways in which you can participate in the search process.

  • -Option 1 – provide input via a survey (open to all until November 25th)
  • -Option 2 – service on the Superintendent Search Committee (see description below)- CLOSED

Survey for the Superintendent of Schools

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Complete the Survey

Superintendent Search Committee

The following individuals were chosen to serve on the Superintendent Search Committee:

School Committee members – Elaine Rabbitt (Chair), Cathy Carmignani
Parents – Randi Booth, Allison Lawrence
Teachers – Brooke Beverly, Adrienne Daniels, Lawrence Dunn
Principal – Christopher Starczweski
Municipal representative – Kerry Cyganiewicz
Central Office – Richard Mathieu
Student Representative – Catherine Fengler
Special Education – Jillian Anderson
DCTA Representative – Kevin Foley

Thank you to the many individuals that submitted an application. We look forward to you sharing your thoughts and interest through the survey and focus groups being held in Charlton and Dudley.

Responsibility of the search committee is to review all applications received for the position, select the 1st round candidates, interview the 1st round candidates and recommend finalist candidates to the school committee.

TIMELINE 2018-2019

  • November 30 Deadline for submitting applications
  • Week of December 10th Semi-finalists selected
  • January 2018 Semifinalist Interviews
  • January 23 Finalists announced
  • February 2019 Site visits/interviews
  • February 27 Vote to appoint Superintendent
  • July 1, 2019 Superintendent begins

Time commitment for the members of the search committee will include:

November – a night meeting for orientation

December – complete review of applications week of December 3rd (flexible - can be done at home or during business hours at the Superintendent’s office); a night meeting to meet to determine 1st round candidates.

January – The Superintendent Search Committee will meet as follows:

Saturday, January 5, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 4:50 p.m.

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 4:50 p.m.

Snow Dates: January 12, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday, January 15, 2019 and Thursday, January 17 at 4:50 p.m.

Consistent with MGL 30A, Sec. 21 the search committee will immediately go into executive session after calling to order in public, “To consider and interview applicants for employment by a preliminary screening committee or a subcommittee appointed by a governmental body if an open meeting will have a detrimental effect in obtaining qualified applicants; PROVIDED, that this clause shall not apply to any meeting to consider and interview applicants who have passed a prior preliminary screening.”