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  • November 19, 2013

    Establish dates for focus groups

    Agreement:  Focus groups dates/times were selected

    Organize Screening Committee

    Agreement: 13 members:

    • 2 Board of Directors

    • 2 Administrators (one from Central Office, one principal)

    • 2 Teachers

    • 1 Support Staff

    • 1 Student (position to be shared by both of our Board members since its mid-terms during the week of selection.  Both would attend the interviews

    • 3 Residents

    • 2 town officials (one from each town, selected by the Town Council/Board of Selectmen)

    Agreement: All Board members present agreed that Karen Campbell should be one of the Screening Committee members.

    Agreement: All Board members present agreed that Martha Leggat should be the second Board member on the Screening Committee. Administrators, Teachers, Support Staff, and Town Officials will all be given a)the number of representatives we need b) the dates and times members will need to commit to c) information provided NESDEC as to the process, and will be allowed to select their own representative. Our two student representatives will share the student spot during the application review process, but both will be at the interviews.  If they can't commit, we will seek one student from the high school.  Residents (3) will be selected through inviting all interested parties to submit an email or a written letter indicating their interest and a brief paragraph as to why they would like to serve on the committee.  All must agree, up front, to be available for ALL the dates indicated in the timeline, names will be picked out of a hat by one of our student reps.
    Posted Dec 2, 2013, 9:24 AM by Dawna Green
  • November 5, 2013

    Search Timeline

    Agreement: the Board approved the timeline.

    Drafts of Ad and District Brochure

    Agreement: The Board agreed to a sub-committee comprised of Bethany Hanley, John Simpson, and Martha Leggat to finalize the drafts.  Bethany indicated that perhaps the Communication Committee would be able to be involved. Finalized brochures and advertisement to the board by Wednesday, November 13 for review, and to Ken Debenedictis on Friday, November 15th.

    Discuss Salary Range

    Agreement: Use a more general statement for the advertising process and more specific range would be established later.

    Name liaison

    Agreement: Board members agreed to having Karen Campbell as the liaison.

    Posted Nov 28, 2013, 7:28 AM by Dawna Green
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Superintendent Search Meeting Notes
 November 5, 2013  Minutes
 November 19, 2013  Minutes

Superintendent Search Screening Committee

 Steve Palmer  North Yarmouth Selectmen
 Bill Shane  Cumberland Town Manager
 Joline Arsenault  Teacher
 Wes Franklin  Teacher
 Michelle Gilbert  Community
 Tim Ferris  Community
 Sarah Russell  Community
 Sally Loughlin  Administrator
 Karen Bubar  Administrator
 Martha Leggat  Board
 Karen Campbell  Board


January 14, 2014:  7:00pm - 9:00pm, Greely Middle School, Room 125

                           Agenda:  •  Assign Roles

                                         •  Set-up Interview Dates

                                         •  Develop questions

January 15, 2014:  8:00 AM - 8:30 PM, Central Office (Red house beside MIW on Tuttle Rd.)

                            Committee members read resume packets.

January 16, 2014:   6:00pm - 9:00pm, Greely Middle School, Room 125

                            Agenda:   Applicant evaluation

January 20, 22 and 23:   3:30pm - 7:00pm approximately.  GMS - Room 125

January 24:                    4 - 6pm. GMS - Room 125

                            Agenda:   Interviews

View entire letter to the Communities of Cumberland and North Yarmouth here: Superintendent Search Screening Committee Letter

Focus Groups

Final Report: 
Superintendent Search Focus Groups

     by Kenneth L. DeBenedictis, Ed.D.
                NESDEC Executive Search Consultant