Parents, taxpayers, school staff and officials are invited to participate in focus groups next week, to help decide what the School District of Greenfield should look for in its new superintendent.
The meetings are designed to let all stakeholders participate as district officials gather characteristics and qualities desired in the new district administrator, following the resignation of Conrad Farner last month.
“It’s very important that we have everyone’s opinion,” School Board president Bruce Bailey said. “We ultimately have to make the decision, but we want everybody’s input.
“We want to make sure we get the right person, someone who’s committed to the community and committed to education.”
The five group meetings, to be held Feb. 21, will be broken up into specific stakeholders, but all groups are open to the public. The schedule is as follows:
- 2-3 p.m.: administrative, Performing Arts Center
- 3:15-4:15 p.m.: middle and high school staff, PAC
- 4:15-5:15 p.m.: elementary schools staff, PAC
- 6:30-7:30 p.m.: community and parents, PAC
- 7:45-8:45 p.m.: School Board, board room
In the meantime, the district is going to look for an interim superintendent to take over.