Due to the weather and school closings, tonight's community outreach session for Norwalk's superintendent search at Stepping Stones Museum has been canceled and rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 pm. Information regarding the session at Norwalk High School that was also scheduled for tonight will be released in the near future.
Last Wednesday the Norwalk Board of Education released the schedule for "Stakeholder Engagement" meetings for the superintendent search.
The community input sessions that have been scheduled will allow everyone in the community to share feedback on the characteristics they would like to see in their next superintendent of schools.
"The broader the public participation we can generate in this process, the more successful our search will be," said Michael Lyons, Board of Education chair.
"We have chosen a wide variety of venues for our community meetings to reach out to as many people as possible, particularly groups that in earlier searches have not been heard from," added Community Engagement / Search Committee Chair David Levinson, president of Norwalk Community College.
Stakeholder engagement is critical when developing the position profile for a superintendent search. PROACT Search has already started to gather feedback from members throughout the community through an online survey. They have already received more than 200 responses. The survey responses, along with the feedback and input that will be provided throughout the stakeholder engagement process, will provide a basis for the types of candidates to be recruited.
The input sessions include:
Tuesday, Feb. 12
7 p.m., Carver Community Center; Community Room; 7 Academy St.
7 p.m. Brien McMahon High School; Center for Global Studies Community Room; 300 Highland Ave.
7: p.m. South Norwalk Community Center; Multi-Purpose Room; 98 South Main St.
Wednesday, Feb. 20
7 p.m. Norwalk City Hall; Community Room; 125 East Ave.
Thursday, Feb. 21