Monday, August 31, 2009

Public service message

Mayor John F. Moak, as chairman of the School Committee, is seeking individuals to serve on the Newburyport Schools Superintendent Search Committee.

Applications will be accepted until Sept. 9, 2009. Selection of the committee will be completed by late September. The goal is to submit to the full School Committee final candidates for the position of Superintendent of Schools.

The mayor is seeking those interested in applying for the search committee from the following groups: parent representing the high school education program, parent representing the middle school education program, parent representing the elementary school education program and members of the community-at-large.

The committee will include: three members of the School Committee, two school principals, one representative from the Superintendent's Office, three teachers, three parents and two residents-at-large.

The initial meeting of the committee will be in early October. Attraction and retention will be discussed as well as planning the schedule for the committee. The School Committee will contract with a recruitment specialist to manage the selection process.

Applicants can submit letters of intent and resumes (not exceeding two pages) to: Office of the Mayor, 60 Pleasant St., Newburyport, MA 01950 or at Those applying via email should put in the subject line "Superintendent Search Committee."

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