Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the School District Community Input Survey and who attended a virtual or in-person input session. The School and Community Survey is now closed.
We had 497 responses to the School and Community Survey and offered 14 input sessions both virtually and in person. The Board appreciates the time and effort given to sharing your feedback with us.
Thank you also to Mr. Robert Dennis and his custodial staff, District Clerk Ms. Beth Nystrom, and the Dickinson Ave custodial staff for organizing the logistics and preparing the rooms used for the in-person input sessions.
The Board is grateful for the assistance of Judy Proscia and Nicole Kavanagh for their tech support in maintaining these updates.
Enjoy these photos from the in-person input sessions.
The Northport-East Northport Board of Education.
One of the most critical responsibilities of any school board is to thoughtfully recruit and select a Superintendent of Schools. Finding the right person to lead our District going forward is a task we take very seriously. We plan to use this space to keep you informed of the process as it unfolds and to solicit your input.
To recruit a strong pool of applicants and assist the Board in selecting the best candidate for our District, the Board has retained the services of International Deliverables, LLC and its consultants, Drs. Teresa Lawrence and Thomas Ramming. International Deliverables, LLC, was one of four firms that responded to our Request for Proposals for a search consultant. We found them exceptionally well qualified to meet the unique needs of our District. In consultation with Drs. Lawrence and Ramming, we agreed that our search process needs to be transparent while keeping in mind that confidentiality is essential to recruiting high-quality, successful candidates.
To achieve this, the Board, in keeping with Long Island Schools, chose to conduct a closed search that includes building a collaborative-based, open, and transparent school community leadership profile among all district stakeholders that preserves potential applicants' confidentiality. In a closed Search, our consultants and the boards will initially screen and meet with selected individuals. The Board will interview all semi and final-round candidates. We will use the leadership profile as our guidepost in the selection process for an experienced, proven, and dynamic leader who will build on what makes our District strong and lead us to even greater heights.
On Friday, April 14, 2023, the Board met with search consultants Drs. Lawrence and Ramming to discuss the Superintendent Search process's timeline and identify stakeholder groups who will participate in input sessions scheduled for May 15 and 16. We will also distribute a school-community-wide survey, ensuring input from all stakeholders relative to the leadership skill sets of our next Superintendent in response to the challenges and opportunities we have in front of us. The survey is open from May 2 to May 19. We urge community members and stakeholders to share their voices by responding to the survey.
Stakeholder focus groups are scheduled to meet in person with consultants Drs. Lawrence and Ramming on May 15 and 16, 2023.
Whether you are or are not participating in one of the face-to-face sessions, everyone is encouraged to take the Community Input Survey.
Finally, we aim to appoint a new superintendent in early October of 2023, with a start date on or about January 1, 2024.
Thank you for your welcome input and interest in this process. Please continue to check back on this webpage for ongoing updates.
The Northport-East Northport Board of Education
Members of the Board of Education participating in an input session with the consultants.