Board of Education to Host Public Forums on Superintendent Search

January 10, 2011
  Montgomery County citizens are invited to attend a series of public forums designed to gather community comment on the educational priorities and desired leadership qualities of the next superintendent of the Montgomery County Public Schools.

  The forums will be held throughout the county on three consecutive evenings at two locations each evening.  Representatives of the executive search firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA), employed by the Montgomery County Board of Education to assist in the superintendent search, will facilitate the forums and receive community comment. 

  Below is the schedule of public forums and the availability of translation/interpretation services:

Monday, January 31, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
·  Northwest High School, 13501 Richter Farm Road, Germantown
(Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese)
·  White Oak Middle School, 12201 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
·  Bethesda Elementary School, 7600 Arlington Road, Bethesda (accessible from Bethesda Metro station) (Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese)
·  Montgomery Village Middle School, 19300 Watkins Mill Road, Montgomery Village (Spanish)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
·  Wheaton High School, 12601 Dalewood Drive, Silver Spring
·  Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville
(Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese)

  If child care or translation/interpretation services will be required, please contact the Board of Education office at 301-279-3617 by January 24, 2011.  For sign language interpretation, please call 301-517-5539 by January 24, 2011.

  Community members who are unable to attend one of the public forums are invited to provide input on the attributes and characteristics desired in the next MCPS superintendent by completing an online superintendent profile survey which will be available mid-January through early February 2011. Information from the public forums and surveys will be shared with the Board of Education members.

  The Board has employed the executive search firm to help in its nationwide effort to identify and employ a new superintendent.  Dr. Jerry D. Weast will complete three terms as superintendent with his retirement at the end of the current school year.  The Board plans to name a new superintendent this spring to ensure a smooth transition.

  For additional information about the search process and to access the online survey, please refer to the Board’s search web site at    

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