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South Kingstown Superintendent Screening Committee

Role

Name

School Committee

Carol Vetter

School Committee

Brad Shear

Central Office

Cristina Lyman, Director of Student Services

Principal

Jon Rapport, Peace Dale Elementary

Teacher

Allison Rosen, Peace Dale School

Teachers’ Union Rep

Bridget Gonsalves, President NEASK

Elementary Parent

Katie Garvin

Middle Parent

Alycia Mosley Austin

High School Parent

Laura Roebuck

SKESP

Melissa Taylor, BRMS Aide

Student

Sophia Caito, Grade 12

Athletic/Art Rep

William Hodge III



 

Meetings

Thursday, April 4, 6:00 PM Initial Meeting

Monday, April 8, 6:00 PM Screening Applicants

Wednesday, April 10 TBA Interviews

Thursday, April 11 TBA Interviews

Friday, April 12 (If needed) TBA Interviews

Announce Finalists: April 23rd

Candidate Profile

Candidate Profile Pg. 1Candidate Profile Pg. 2Candidate Profile Pg. 3Candidate Profile Pg. 4Candidate Profile Pg. 5

Needs Assessment

Timeline

TIMELINE/TASKS FOR SELECTING A SUPERINTENDENT

For Review Only: Working Draft

As of February 27, 2024

 

TIMELINE/TASKS FOR SELECTING A SUPERINTENDENT

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, RI PUBLIC SCHOOLS

DRAFT

Task

RESPONSIBILITIES

DATE(S)

 

Orientation Meeting/ Overview of Process

SCHOOL COMMITTEE (decisions) (NESDEC provides guidelines)

  • Name Liaison

  • Approve Timeline

  • Discuss letter/ads/application; present draft letter

  • Establish salary range

  • Determine Composition of Screening Committee

 

February 27, 2024

Anticipated Start Date for New Superintendent

SCHOOL COMMITTEE

July 1, 2024

 

Develop Invitational Letter & Online Ad

NESDEC: Develops letter and ads; SCHOOL COMMITTEE/LIAISON: Final approval;

NESDEC website announcement posted as soon as info is available.

 

By February 13, 2024

Distribute Letter, Advertise, Post Vacancy on Web Sites, Begin Recruiting

NESDEC Website and Recruiting Network

February 14, 2024 and ongoing

School Committee approval of focus groups

School Committee determine focus groups/interviews

- Admin; Staff; Community/ Parents. District schedules and notifies public, etc.

 

By February 26, 2024

 

Community Needs Assessment

NESDEC conducts online survey, focus groups/interviews and develops candidate profile.

March 11, 13, & 14,

2024

Candidate Profile Submitted

SCHOOL COMMITTEE/NESDEC

Draft to SC by March 21; approved by

March 26

Screening Committee Selection: Advertise/Recruit and Select Members.

SCHOOL COMMITTEE/LIAISON

(NESDEC provides guidance)

By March 12, 2024

Begin Review of Applications – (i.e. Application Deadline)

NESDEC

March 25, 2024

Complete/Organize Applicant Files

NESDEC

March 25-April 3, 2024

1st Interview/Selection Workshop with Screening Committee (2-3 hrs)

 

2nd Screening Committee Workshop (1-2 hrs)

NESDEC & SCREENING COMMITTEE

Meeting 1: Review procedures, develop questions, set interview schedule, distribute application packets

Meeting 2: Review applications, affirm interview schedule

 

April 4, 2024

 

April 8, 2024

 

Preliminary Interviews of Selected Applicants

SCREENING COMMITTEE

(NESDEC will set up interviews and notify candidates of status)

April 10, 11, 12

(possibly 15 if

needed), 2024

Determine Candidates to Recommend to School Committee by Date Noted

SCREENING COMMITTEE

candidates listed alphabetically

 

April 16-18, 2024

First Agreement in Principle with Finalists and Verify Credentials

NESDEC

April 22, 2024

Announce Finalists

SCHOOL COMMITTEE

April 23, 2024

 

Finalist Interviews and candidate visits to South Kingstown

 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE

(NESDEC will set up interviews and notify candidates of status)

Orientation with school committee for finalist interviews April 23, 2024

Finalist Interviews Week of April 29, 2024

Visits to Finalists’ Districts (Optional)

SCHOOL COMMITTEE

(NESDEC will set up visits)

Week of May 6, 2024

Second Agreement in Principle with Finalists and Verify Credentials

NESDEC

Week of May 6, 2024

Select Superintendent

SCHOOL COMMITTEE

May 7, 2024