Jackson School District Begins Search for New Superintendent
Jackson-(PR)–When it comes to searching for the district’s next superintendent of schools, the Board of Education is in agreement on one thing so far: That the public should have a voice, even before they start looking for candidates.
The next superintendent will take the place of Superintendent of Schools Thomas Gialanella, who is retiring at the end of the 2012-2013 school year after serving the district for 11 years.
The board hopes parents, students and residents will attend a public forum on Oct. 11 from 6-8 p.m. at Jackson Memorial High School and take an online survey that has been posted to the district website to provide feedback. Residents are also encouraged to e-mail or speak to board members around town or at various back-to-school night events in September.
In addition to information about the forum, survey and e-mail addresses for board members, the district website also includes a general timeline for the superintendent search so residents can see the overall process. For example, until mid-October the board is gathering input from the community. Then, moving forward, the board will utilize that feedback to design a job posting and advertisements to prospective candidates. The goal is to complete the process and hire a new superintendent by the spring.