With Supt. of Schools Fran Rabinowitz's upcoming retirement, the Board of Education has begun its search for her replacement, and is looking for input from residents.
The board is asking members of the Hamden community — including students, staff, parents
and other Hamden residents — to complete a brief online survey that will help
determine the personal and professional qualities to be sought in the new Hamden
Superintendent of schools.
“It is our hope that everyone in the Hamden community will contribute their ideas using the online survey," said board chairman John Keegan. "The Board of Education will use survey input as we move through the search to select a candidate that best meets our needs.”
The survey will be open through Wednesday, Nov. 6, on the district’s website. It is anonymous, and all staff, students, parents and other members of the Hamden community are encouraged to provide their input through the online survey.
Survey data will be reviewed and analyzed by the Cooperative Educational Services Executive Search Team, a firm hired to conduct the search for Hamden’s new Superintendent of Schools. It will help inform the selection for our new Superintendent of Schools and aid the Board in the interview and decision-making process.
A new Superintendent will be selected by the Board of Education by Spring 2014, with an anticipated start date no later than July 2014.
The survey can be found under “HPS NEWS” on the district’s Website (www.hamden.org) or accessed directly at http://www.ces.k12.ct.us/cf_forms/view.cfm?formID=81