Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The candidates will be at Attleboro High School next week on Monday and Tuesday.
Attleboro School Committee interviews of the two finalists for the superintendent post will take place this week, and next week the public will get its opportunity to ask some questions. Committee Chair Mike Tyler announced Monday the candidates will introduce themselves and take questions at Attleboro High School's mini-auditorium next Monday (Kenneth Sheehan of West Warwick) and Tuesday (Anthony Azar of New Bedford) from 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. Residents will be asked to write their questions on index cards and school committee members will select a few to be asked to the finalists. Sheehan and Azar will spend the day in Attleboro prior to the public forums, meeting with school, city and student leaders as well as touring campuses. Their …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Public interviews are expected to take place next month.
The names of the people in the running to be Attleboro's next schools chief will be revealed at tonight's school committee meeting, Committee Chair Mike Tyler said. The Superintendent Search Committee members will make the announcement. Public interviews of the finalists and site visits will take place next month. The new superintendent is expected to be appointed in April, and the person will officially begin work July 1. Superintendent Pia Durkin is leaving after the end of the school year, her seventh in Attleboro. She never formally announced her resignation, but she also never publically requested a contract extension. Durkin is one of three finalists for the superintendent job in New Bedford. The city's daily newspaper, The Standard-…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Mike Tyler says it is an "injustice" to say city workers and contractors did an inadequate job during the cleanup.
For two full weekdays and two hours of a third day, Attleboro's public schools were closed as city workers and contractors removed snow on district property and the city's sidewalks in the aftermath of last week's blizzard. For many people, this was frustrating, and they expressed that frustration in emails to School Committee Chair Mike Tyler and by criticizing the recovery effort through various means, including on the comments section of Attleboro Patch and its Facebook page. Tyler, who had to work on the recovery effort in Rehoboth where he is the highway superintendent, gave advice to the critics during the closing minutes of the school committee meeting Wednesday: "Calm down a little bit." The school committee chair said he received …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The school committee votes to hire the interim Director. Two school committee members not in attendance say they are disappointed a search was abandoned. A finalist for a job in Arlington, Marisa McCarthy has not decided if she will accept Attleboro's off
Interim Special Education Director Marisa McCarthy could have a long-term future in the Attleboro school district—if she wants it. The school committee voted 6-0 Wednesday to approve Superintendent Pia Durkin's request go grant McCarthy a three-year contract. However, McCarthy is one of two finalists for the same job in Arlington, and School Committee Chair Mike Tyler said she would not remove her name from consideration there. The decision to appoint McCarthy was a sudden departure from the previous plan to do a full search and accept applications. A job notice appears online with a Feb. 25 application deadline. Tyler said he re-convened the search committee last week to determine if its members favored giving the job to McCarthy. He …
Attleboro's school district chief is one of three finalists for the job.
Thursday, February 14
School district Superintendent Pia Durkin could have a new job after she leaves Attleboro at the end of June. The New Bedford School Committee announced Wednesday that she is one of three finalists for the job as that district's chief, according to SouthCoastToday.com Durkin has headed the Attleboro district since 2006. Although she never formally announced her resignation or retirement, she did not ask for her contract to be renewed and told The Sun Chronicle last year it appeared she would not return after the 2012-13 school year. Attleboro is doing a superintendent search. School committee Chair Mike Tyler said Wednesday that the search committee could have a list of finalists ready by Feb. 25, the date of the next scheduled school …
Monday, February 4, 2013
The Superintendent Search Committee is expected to reduce the number of candidates this week.
The Attleboro school district received 25 applications from people wanting to be the district's next superintendent, School Committee Chair Mike Tyler told Attleboro Patch Monday. The application deadline was Friday. "I am very encouraged by the large pool of candidates," Tyler said. "I thank all of those who applied." The nine-member Superintendent Search Committee, which is chaired by former Attleboro school administrator Ron Struminski, is expected to select semifinal candidates at its meeting Tuesday. Closed-door interviews with those candidates are expected to take place next Monday. Tyler said the search committee would present a list of three to five finalists (possibly more) to the school committee later this month. After …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The names of the committee members will not be released for three weeks.
Tuesday, January 8
A nine-member committee has been formed by Attleboro School Committee Chair Mike Tyler to help with the school district superintendent selection. Who is on that committee will remain a mystery to the general public for three weeks. Tyler announced at the Monday school committee meeting that he submitted the names of the panelists to his colleagues Sunday. He said no school committee members are on the list. The special committee will reduce the number of applicants to a minimum of five people. From that group, the school committee will choose a new superintendent. The school committee chair said the people he chose to be on the special committee are "experienced" and it is a list "I am proud of." He said he would announce the names at the …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Chair Mike Tyler plans to speak tonight about "unacceptable" events that occurred at the Monday meeting he did not attend. The vice chair, who ran the Monday meeting, disagrees with his analysis.
Attleboro residents have a chance to find out tonight what was learned through recent focus groups on the search for a school district superintendent. They also may be able to find out what School Committe Chair Mike Tyler believes should and should not happen at committee meetings. Tyler told Attleboro Patch earlier this week he was bothered by how the meeting on Monday was run in his absence by Vice Chair Brenda Furtado. Among the incidents he did not care for were comments made during open forum by school district parent Jen Crowder that included criticisms of Committee member David Murphy and Superintendent Pia Durkin (look for more information about Crowder's complaint on Patch later this week). Let Patch save you time. Get great …