Jackson School Board to Hear Residents on Superintendent Search
Jackson-(PR)–The Jackson Board of Education is encouraging all residents to come to a special public forum on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m. to discuss what they would like to see in the next superintendent of schools.
“This public forum is a chance for us to hear in person from all of our stakeholders about what they want in our next district leader,’’ said Board of Education President Sharon Dey. “We had a great response from our online survey and board members have been talking to residents for weeks, but this forum is a chance for us all to have a focused discussion with all residents, parents and students about what they want.’’
Dey said the Board of Education will be considering all feedback they receive as they begin to seek candidates for the position. Current Superintendent of Schools Thomas Gialanella is retiring at the end of the 2012-2013 school year after serving the district for 11 years.
“This is one of the most important decisions a board can make, and we want to be sure we head into the process with a clear vision of what we want, and what all of our stakeholders want,’’ she said. “We hope the public comes out to participate in the process.’’
The public forum, which was rescheduled from the original date of Oct. 11 due to a district crisis, will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center of Jackson Memorial High School, 101 Don Connor Blvd.