Greetings Orono school community,
I just wanted to update you on the process and invite you to participate next week. Our search committee (16 people spanning teachers, administrators, parents, community members and students) has been hard at work. We received 11 applications and are interviewing several people we are excited about. Tomorrow, Friday (Feb 3) the search committee will have completed the interviews and will decide how many candidates we feel strongly enough about to bring into our community for a community interview. With search commitee interviews still to complete, all we know for sure is that we will bring between one to three candidates in for community interviews, but they will happen quickly, so we wanted to give you a heads up.
The three dates set aside for the potential interviews are Monday Feb 6,Wednesday Feb 8, and Thursday Feb 9. The schedule for each interview will be:
2:30-3:10 – Meet with the OHS and OMS staff (OHS library)
3:20-4:00 – Meet with the Asa staff (location TBD)
5:30-6:30 – Meet with community members and parents (OHS library)
6:30-7:00 – Meet with the search committee (OHS library conference room)
We will have questionnaires at each of these events to provide feedback on the candidates. You are also encouraged to talk to any board member with your feedback.
Depending on how many candidates we decide to invite and their availabilities, we won’t know which of these three dates we will be holding interviews, who we will meet each of those days, and any modifications in where we meet until late Friday evening.
Therefore, if you would like to participate, please either:
a) for community members, email Anjela Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org) and request to be placed on an email notification list (staff will automatically be notified so no need to request to be placed on a list for staff)
b) check the website http://www.rsu26.org/ Monday morning.
As always feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns (email@example.com)
Thank you for your participation in our schools and I hope to see many of you there.
Brian McGill, on behalf of the board and search committee
PS – the board evaluation survey and input on community values on student growth and achievement survey is still open until Friday night at