This Friday marks the application deadline for prospective superintendent candidates for Windham's SAU 95, which will begin operating in July 2013.
The school district is working with the New England School Development Council to select a replacement for Dr. Henry LaBranche, who is currently serving in the role on an interim basis until a hire is made.
With Windham splitting from Pelham in the current SAU 28, both districts were faced with the need to make a hire. Pelham did so in September, hiring from within when it named Amanda Lecaroz, who served under LaBranche as an assistant superintendent.
Once the application deadline passes, the timeline until someone is hired in Windham will see a lot of activity.
The following tasks on the timeline remain, leading up to the selection of a superintendent in mid-January.Complete/Organize Applicant Files
Nov. 19-22Interviewing/Selection Workshop with Screening Committee Nov. 27 and Nov. 29 Interview Applicants and Select 3-5 Candidates for Further Consideration by School Board Dec. 3-6 Recommend Candidates to School Board, School Board Workshop: Preparing for Candidate Interviews Dec. 11 First Agreement in Principle With Candidates Dec. 11 Candidates Visit District, Interview Candidates Dec. 17-20 Next Steps Following Candidate Visits to District Jan. 3 Second Agreement in Principle Dec. 20 Select Superintendent Mid-January
Pelham School Board Chairman Brian Carton will also be at the Nov. 13 meeting of the Windham School Board to take part in a discussion of the transition lease.