Christopher Martes, Thomas Kelley and Steven Hiersche interview for the position.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Interim superintendent to be hired until permanent replacement found.
The Norton School Committee voted to start the search for a new superintendent from scratch at Monday night’s meeting. After discussing the options, the Committee decided that the best course of action is to hire an interim superintendent until a permanent selection is made. When word got out that contract negotiations failed with Ann Bradshaw of Mashpee School District, three or four possible candidates came forward interested in an interim position. “With an interim, you are going to get someone in who was already a superintendent,” said Superintendent Search Committee chairwoman and School Committee member Beth McManus. “They have also worked in other school districts. They are knowledgeable.” The Committee decided against going with …
School Committee to find interim superintendent, Superintendent Search Committee.
The School Committee discussed options in the search for a new superintendent. They voted that they will seek an interim and begin the process all over again in September after they form a new Superintendent Search Committee. There was a reorganization of the Norton School Committee at Monday night’s meeting. Phillip Lynch was welcomed to the Committee. Andrew Mackie is the chairman while Deniz Savas was voted in as the vice chairman. Marge Werner will be the legislative representative. Andrew Mackie will take a seat on the High School Building Committee. Beth McManus and Savas will be School Committee negotiation representatives. Lynch will become more familiar with different departments through the Capital Improvements Committee. School…
Monday, April 30, 2012
Committee to discuss options for finding a new superintendent.
After the School Committee announced last week that they could not agree on contract details with superintendent hopeful Ann Bradshaw, they will discuss how to move forward with the search tonight. Scroll through the attached PDF to see what else will be discussed at the School Committee meeting to take place 6:30 p.m. in the library of Norton Middle School.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
School Committee unable to come to agreement with Ann Bradshaw for contract negotiation.
After multiple negotiation sessions with Ann Bradshaw, the School Committee was unable to come to an agreement on contract specifics. "At this time, the Norton Public Schools will be weighing their options on where to proceed further with this," said Committee Chairwoman Beth McManus. Below are the notes of other things discussed at the School Committee meeting Monday night.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Mashpee superintendent chosen to take over for Dr. Patricia Ansay.
Ann Bradshaw of Mashpee Public Schools has been chosen as the new superintendent for Norton pending contract negotiations. Bradshaw and Susan Cote, of E. Bridgewater Public Schools, came before the Norton School Committee in one last interview Tuesday night. Both fielded tough questions about past experiences in their schools. Bradshaw was asked about an incident where a fifth grader said he hated a class and was going to kill everyone. Because this was the first time the student acted out, the incident was dealt with internally. Police were not notified until a week later when a concerned parent heard what happened. “I had no doubt that this was not a credible threat,” Bradshaw said. She noted however, that from that point on, any similar…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Committee to meet 5:30 p.m. in the Norton Middle School library.
At the Tuesday night meeting, the School Committee will interview the two finalits for the superintendent position. Scroll through the attached PDF to see what other topics will be discussed at the meeting.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Meeting and budget hearing to take place 6:30 p.m. in middle school auditorium.
Scroll through the attached PDF to see what's on the docket for tonight's School Committee meeting and budget public hearing.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
To visit school sites of superintendents Susan Cote and Ann Bradshaw.
The three semi-finalists in the search for a new superintendent of Norton Public Schools were brought before the School Committee for interviews Monday night, and two have been selected to go through the next phase. Superintendents Susan Cote of E. Bridgewater Public Schools and Ann Bradshaw of Mashpee Public School made the cut. The School and Superintendent Search Committees will now schedule site visits to their districts. Deniz Savas said candidate James Kelleher, interim superintendent at Scituate Public Schools, missed the mark and did not give a clear answers. Mackie also noted that because he comes from a district with a school built in 1966 he was expecting to hear more about his ideas for preventative maintenance. The School …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Applicants to be brought before the School Committee Monday night.
The Superintendent Search Committee has narrowed down the list of 28 applicants to three to take over for superintendent Dr. Patricia Ansay. The three semi-finalists are superintendents Ann Bradshaw of Mashpee Public Schools and Susan Cote of E. Bridgewater Public Schools and James Kelleher, interim superintendent at Scituate Public Schools. At Monday's School Committee meeting, members will review the interview process. Then the three candidates will be brought before the committee to answer questions. The Search Committe formed in early November, and the first meeting was held in December.