One of the many things that makes Medfield an attractive community to live is the Medfield Public School system.
The head of that school system, currently Superintendent Robert Maguire, has a great responsibility to maintain its reputation of excellence.
Maguire will retire from that position in June. The School Committee is currently searching for his replacement and seeking community input in that search.
School Committee Chairman Debbie Norschese said there are several ways people can get involved in the search such as:
- completing a web-based survey by Feb. 13 (takes about 15 minutes),
- joining a focus group (approximately one hour during the week of Feb. 4), or
- serving on the formal 10-12 member search committee (including 8 to 10 hours of meetings plus 20 to 30 hours of on-line document review over four weeks).
"Becoming involved in the search gives them the opportunity to give us their perspective for the district as well as characteristics and qualities they would like to see in the next Superintendent," said Norschese.
Click here to see the posted job description for the position.
The 15-minute survey and the one-hour focus groups are also very important to the search process, she said.
"This is a very, very important position in the town and, to be part of that, can be a good experience," she said.
"The Search Committee is an important committee. They're going to be screening the applicants and presenting at least three finalists to the School Committee," said Norschese. "This is an important position because the new Superintendent needs to lead the district to continue its success but also needs to be on top of new learning technologies and be able to lead into the future as well."