Superintendent Search to be Discussed Monday, March 25

The search for a new, permanent superintendent of schools will likely take much longer than expected, with the goal of having a new person in place by August likely not possible.

School Committee Chair Tom Abruzzese and Vice Chair David Ela said they will be having a meeting on March 25 to discuss the process with the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC). Earlier, they had said they would like to be able to bring on a new person by the end of the school year, to be ready for the beginning of next school term.

That’s not likely to happen.

“They said it was probably impossible to execute that,” said Abruzzese.

He said a complicating factor was that other districts are looking for superintendents and they have started long ago. Those districts include Marblehead, Waltham and Chelsea – all of which have a process already started.

“We are still in the embryonic stage of all this,” he said.

Ela said Monday’s meeting would be able speaking with the MASC to determine their role and to set a customized timeline for the Everett Schools to conduct their search. The meeting will be at the Administration Building on Monday, March 25.

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