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Thursday, March 03, 2022

波士頓公校總監搜尋委員會 9人小組有余慕潔、唐佳宇

 

邦克丘社區學院校長余慕潔再次加入波士頓公校總監搜尋委員會。(檔案照片,周菊子攝)
        (Boston Orange) 波士頓公校總監將於6月底本學年結束時卸任,波士頓市長吳弭 (Michelle Wu) 和波士頓學校委員會主席Jeri Robinson (3) 日宣佈9人搜尋小組委員會名單,將召開4場公聽會,聽取民眾意見,訂6月初宣佈入圍候選人。

                 波士頓市長吳弭表示,做為市長,她已準備好利用每一個平台及資源來確保市內每一機構及領域的年輕人都得到優先考量。波士頓市必須挑選一名不僅能夠建立長久傳承,賦予學校社區能力,還能組成一個做好協力因應挑戰,爭取機會的領導團隊。

波士頓教師工會會長唐佳宇(右三)獲選為波士頓公校總監搜尋委員會成員。
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             波士頓公校上週公告了一份招標書 (RFP),要挑選一家搜尋公司來協助處理聘請新任公校總監流程。有意競標的公司須在318日前投票,波士頓學校委員會預定4月初著手挑選。

             搜尋委員會的9名成員,包括波士頓公校學生、家長,老師、學校領導及社區成員。這委員會將舉行一連串4場公聽會,收集民眾意見,草擬職位概述,以及面試及挑選的流程。

                      4場公聽會將都在網上舉行,預定日期及時間為39日,15日,24日的晚上68點,以及42日的早上10點至中午12點。前3場依序以公眾,西班牙語人士,學生為主要對象,4月這場,再度以公眾為對象。

             民眾的意見,也藉電子郵件,以書面形式交給學校委員會,電郵地址為superintendentsearch@bostonpublicschools.org.。波士頓市府稍後將張貼網上意見調查,供社區民眾提交書面意見。

              搜尋委員會由9人組成,包括邦克丘社區學院校長余慕潔 (Pam Eddinger),波士頓公校特殊教育家長顧問委員會主席Roxi Harvey,波士頓學校委員會委員Lorena Lopera,芬衛高中學生Marcus McNeill,波士頓學校委員會副主席Michael O’NeillChanning小學校長Carline Pignato博士,波士頓公校中學總監Gene Roundtree,波士頓教師工會會長唐佳宇 (Jessica Tang),波士頓拉丁學院老師            José Valenzuela


MAYOR WU AND SCHOOL COMMITTEE CHAIR ROBINSON OUTLINE PROCESS FOR SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH 
BOSTON - Thursday, March 3, 2022 - Mayor Michelle Wu and School Committee Chair Jeri Robinson announced the members of a 9-person search committee and the collaborative process for selecting a new Boston Public Schools Superintendent, as outlined by the Chair in Wednesday’s School Committee meeting. The announcement follows the mutual decision reached last month that Superintendent Brenda Cassellius would step down at the end of the school year. The search committee will focus first on gathering community feedback that will inform an accelerated process to select a new Superintendent in time for the next school year.

“As mayor I’m ready to use every platform and resource to ensure our young people will be a priority across every sector and institution in the city,” said Mayor Michelle Wu. “To meet the urgency and potential across BPS, we must not only choose a Superintendent who can build a long-lasting legacy, but also empower school communities and invest in a leadership team ready to collectively tackle our challenges and opportunities.”

"Securing a new BPS Superintendent through a collaborative and transparent process with our community is of the utmost importance to restore a sense of trust and unity between the school district and its constituents," said School Committee Chair Jeri Robinson. "By centering the voices of BPS families and students, external partners and stakeholders and the City of Boston at large, we will help ensure this critical decision is mutually beneficial as we seek to stabilize district leadership for the continued advancement and wellbeing of our BPS community.”

BPS last week posted a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a search firm to help manage the process to hire a new superintendent. Search firms have until March 18 to respond to the RFP before the School Committee selects a firm by early April.

The search committee includes representation of BPS students, parents, teachers, school leaders, and community members. The search committee will host a series of public listening sessions starting in March to gather community input to shape the Superintendent’s job description and inform the interview and selection process. These listening sessions will include both weekday and weekend times to be as accessible as possible to Boston residents with different schedules. The meetings will be held on Zoom, recorded and posted online following the conclusion of each meeting, and will include live interpretation in all BPS languages. One listening session will be designated primarily for Spanish speakers. 

The listening sessions will take place on:

  • Wednesday, March 9, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Public listening session
  • Tuesday, March 15, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Public listening session for Spanish speakers
  • Thursday, March 24, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Student listening session
  • Saturday, April 2, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Public listening session

Additionally, members of the public can submit written testimony via email to the Boston School Committee at superintendentsearch@bostonpublicschools.org. In the coming days, the City will also post an online survey for community members to provide written input to inform the search and selection process.

Search committee members will review applications and interview candidates in executive session to preserve the confidentiality of the applicants and equity in the search process. The final candidates will be announced by early June, and interviews for the finalists will be conducted publicly in early- to mid-June. The search committee will make a recommendation to the School Committee, which will then vote on the person to whom to extend the offer of the Superintendent position.

The members of the search committee are:

  • Pam Eddinger, President of Bunker Hill Community College
  • Roxi Harvey, Chair of the BPS Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SpEdPAC)
  • Lorena Lopera, Member of the Boston School Committee
  • Marcus McNeill, Student at Fenway High School
  • Michael O’Neill, Vice Chair of the Boston School Committee
  • Dr. Carline Pignato, Head of School at Channing Elementary School
  • Gene Roundtree, Secondary School Superintendent at Boston Public Schools
  • Jessica Tang, President of the Boston Teachers Union
  • José Valenzuela, Teacher at Boston Latin Academy

More information on the Superintendent search, including registration links to public listening sessions, can be found here

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