Permanent Superintendent Position
July 31, 2022 - School Committee finishes development of Request for Proposals (RFP) for search consultant
September 7, 2022 - School Committee selects Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, HYA, as search consultant
October 3, 2022 - School Committee solicits applications for superintendent search committee
October 12, 2022 - Applications for appointment to superintendent search committee are due
October 18, 2022 - First meeting of superintendent search committee
November 5-7, 2022 - 1:1 meetings with School Committee and Search Committee
November 7-22, 2022 - Online surveys to families, staff, students, community
November 17-20, 2022 - Focus group sessions with families, staff, students, community
December 31, 2022 - Permanent superintendent position is posted (job posting link)
January 13, 2023 - Application deadline for superintendent position
February 4, 2023 - Semi-finalists interviewed
Week of February 6, 2023 - Finalists announced
Week of February 13, 2023 - Visits to district and interviews with finalists
July 1, 2023 - Permanent superintendent position is filled
Interim Superintendent Position
May 6, 2022 - Interim superintendent position is posted.
May 8, 2022 at the School Committee meeting, Newton School Committee chair, Tamika Olszewski, shared the presentation linked below on the superintendent search process and proposed timeline.
May 12, 2022 - Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) training for Newton School Committee on superintendent searches.
Monday, May 23, 2022, the School Committee shared the following update on the Interim Superintendent Search Process:
June 13, 2022 - the School Committee Interim Superintendent Search Team presented Dr. Kathleen Smith to the full School Committee as a finalist for the job of Interim Superintendent. Please follow this link for the Search Team's memo to the Committee.
June 21, 2022 - the School Committee voted to appoint Dr. Kathleen Smith as Interim Superintendent for the 2022-23 school year. Here is the recommendation memo.