Timeline

  • 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 - Leadership profile is developed and qualification statement is drafted

    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. 

    Superintendent Search Process and Timeline - May 8, 2022 Presentation

    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:

    Interim Superintendent Search Process Update - May 23, 2022

    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.