Tickets will soon be on sale for the retirement dinner of Medfield's Superintendent of Schools Bob Maguire who has been with the district since 1991.
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In addition to sitting on the formal search committee, there are other opportunities for the public to participate in the search process such as taking a 15 minute survey or participating in a one-hour focus group.
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: "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. …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Superintendent Bob Maguire met with administrators following the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
In response to the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, Superintendent of Schools Robert Maguire held several meetings over that following weekend and Monday (Dec. 17) with building principals, public safety officials, and town officials to ensure the school's safety plans are being followed. Maguire said the school's procedures were reviewed and adjusted at the beginning of this school year, and they are being fully reviewed again. "We're making sure that we're looking at all aspects of the plans that we have in place," he said. "Basically, what we can assure people is that we do have emergency plans in place. Those plans are reviewed annually with police and fire and they actually do get amended." At the school committee meeting on …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
At its meeting on Monday, the school committee hired an executive search firm at a cost of $19,500.
The Medfield School Committee has chosen an executive search firm to help select the district's next Superintendent of Schools. Current Superintendent Bob Maguire announced last month that he will retire in June after 22 years in the district. Last week, the school committee interviewed two firms -- Future Management Systems, Inc. of Beverly and NESDEC of Marlborough -- that had responded to a Request for Proposals put out by the district. After the presentations, school committee members rated the applicants; that information was used to determine the best choice for the district. On Monday, the school committee unanimously voted to hire Future Management Systems at a rate of $19,500 which has been negotiated with the firm. According …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Superintendent Bob Maguire sent a letter to parents on Tuesday announcing his June retirement.
On Monday night, Superintendent Robert Maguire announced his retirement to be effective in June. On Tuesday, Maguire sent a letter to Medfield parents explaining his decision. "After 22 years in Medfield, I am looking forward to a different pace and the opportunity to spend more time with my family," he said in the letter. Maguire said he was making the announcement now to allow the school committee time to find his replacement. To read the letter in full, see the attached pdf. Tell us: What do you think about Maguire's retirement? Tell us in the comment box below.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Here is a recap of the issues discussed at the last School Committee meeting.
The following is a recap of the issues discussed at the Medfield School Committee's meeting on Sept. 10. First Day of School Director of Finance and Operations, Charles Kellner, reported that the first day of school went off well including the bus schedule. "It's been far and away the least problems I've experienced in the nine years I've been here," Kellner said. Superintendent's Goals Supt. Bob Maguire discussed his goals for the upcoming school year. Goals include technology (specifically the 8th Grade iPad initiative); the Dale Street School facility and bringing it up to date; issues around globalization such as world language at the elementary level (in place this year at Dale Street); and a new teacher evaluation system. "Last I …