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Have Your Say on Schools Superintendent Attributes

The Baltimore County community can fill out an online form or attend a community forum.

The Baltimore County Board of Education wants to know what qualities you think the new superintendent of schools should have.

Current Schools Superintendent Joe A. Hairston is at the end of the school year.

The search firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates to assist with the national search. The firm will help with collecting input from the community at public meetings and online.

The school board is asking for input from the community on specific characteristics when looking for the new head of the nation's 26th largest school district.

Community members can complete this form online or attend one of three community forums attended by representatives from the search firm.

They will be:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Loch Raven High School on 1212 Cowpens Avenue in Towson.
  • Thursday, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. at at Woodlawn High School on 1801 Woodlawn Drive in Woodlawn, and
  • Thursday, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. at Kenwood High School on 501 Stemmers Run Road in Middle River.

Starting in late February, HYA will begin screening candidates and the school board will begin interviewing candidates in May and June, according to a timeline presented at a . By June, the board should vote to appoint a new superintendent, who will take office on July 1.

Aliza Worthington January 05, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Please participate however possible! Either complete the form online or attend one of the above meetings. This is a great chance to emphasize ideas, priorities, and concerns about our schools.
Richard Hiteshew January 06, 2012 at 02:03 PM
I think that we should be really bold and select someone from the corporate business community. Get rid of a lot of the stupid regulations, get out of our teachers faces and let them teach, and more importantly, be fiscally responsible.
LalainMaryland January 07, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Please attend! The board scheduled meetings with the area advisory councils at 1pm! No one can attend because they all work. How convenient!
Aliza Worthington January 07, 2012 at 11:59 PM
FYI - I am one of the members of the SW Area Educational Advisory Council, and I do not work. For pay, anyhow. I will be attending this 1 pm meeting, as will at least one other member of our Council. The community meetings are scheduled for the evenings, so hopefully many will be able to attend. If you are unable to go to one of these, you can contact your area's council to relay concerns or priorities you'd like to have voiced to HYA. Please take advantage of this opportunity!

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