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February 6, 2015

 

Superintendent Search - An Invitation to the Community


Dear Community Members:

The Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education is conducting a search for the school district's next superintendent. Over the past few months, the Board has received input from the school community at large through forums and an online survey, to help the board select the right person for the position.

As the next step in the search process, we are seeking community members to participate on two committees that will interview the finalist(s) in March. Each interview committee will be composed of approximately 12 to 15 people, and include a mix of district employees and community members. Participation as a community member is not open to those who are immediate family members of district employees.

Participation on an interview committee requires a commitment to all of the following: interview training to be held in the evening on March 5, 2015, and interviews, which will be conducted in the evening on both March 16 and March 18. Following the interviews, interview committee members will meet with the Board in the evening on March 19 to provide their feedback.

Selecting a superintendent is one of the most important jobs that a Board of Education is charged with. In Niskayuna, it is not a responsibility that we would undertake without involving a broad cross-section of the school community. We are grateful for the participation that we have had so far, and look forward to working with the stakeholders who participate in the interviews.

We are also appreciative of the assistance of Capital Region BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Charles Dedrick, and other BOCES staff who, as our search consultants, facilitated the community forums and online survey. They will also provide the training of interview committee participants on March 5, and will be available to provide support to the interview teams throughout this process.

If you would like to participate on an interview committee please fill out the form available here and return it to: Niskayuna Board of Education c/o Cynthia Gagnon, 1239 Van Antwerp Road, Niskayuna, NY 12309, or cgagnon@niskyschools.org. Please return the form by the deadline of Friday, February 20, 2015.

Sincerely,

Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education