The Seekonk school district received 39 applications for the vacant superintendent position, School Committee Chair Mitch Vieira told Seekonk Patch. The deadline to apply was earlier this month.
Vieira said the district will continue with focus groups and there is no set date for when the district will reduce the number of candidates. The district's website states an appointment is expected to be made in March, with the person beginning work July 1.
Seekonk has been without a school district superintendent since May 18, when Madeline Meyer resigned. No official reason was given for her sudden departure, but various sources say the teachers union planned to take a no-confidence vote on Meyer due to multiple allegations of plagiarism.
Interim Superintendent Arlene Bosco, the district's former head of pupil personnel services, has been in charge since May. She did not respond to an email from Patch asking whether she applied to be the regular superintendent.