By Jeff Simms
The Beacon Board of Education will hold a forum at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, at Beacon High School to develop a community “vision” for its ongoing superintendent search. The forum will be open to district leaders, community members and teachers, said interim Superintendent Ann Marie Quartironi.
“We’ve all heard the feedback from prior board meetings,” she said. “We want to do a forum-type process … to reach out to all the people in the area that have a stake in the school district.”
The forum will not be “the one and only meeting we will have” on the subject, Quartironi said. “We all have the same goal of wanting the best for our children and I think that we all need to talk about it and make that happen.”
In addition, the board will solicit public comments on the superintendent search during its April 26 meeting.
District parents have asked numerous times to be more involved since former superintendent Barbara Walkley resigned in January.
Kristan Flynn, an organizer for the Advocates for Beacon Schools, said the group “is so grateful the interim superintendent has embraced the need for a district vision and a process to achieve this goal that is inclusive of all stakeholders. It is our plan to move forward in concert with the district’s efforts.”