NORWALK, Conn. – The Superintendent Search Committee will start holding “stakeholder engagement meetings” Monday to gather input from residents on the qualities and characteristics they are looking for in a new school superintendent.
All of the seven meetings scheduled are open to parents and residents, and one meeting will be conducted in Spanish. The remaining meetings will have Spanish language translators.
“The broader the public participation we can generate in this process, the more successful our search will be,” said Board of Education Chair Michael Lyons in a statement.
Search committee chair David Levinson, president of Norwalk Community College, said the committee is trying to reach a wide audience.
“We have chosen a wide variety of venues for our community meetings to reach out to as many people as possible, particularly groups that in earlier searches have not been heard from,” he said.
There will be simultaneous meetings at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday of next week, but the remaining days will only have one session each.
The meeting dates are:
Monday, Feb. 11: 7 p.m. – Stepping Stones; Multi-Media Gallery; 303 West Ave.
7 p.m. – Norwalk High School; Library; 23 Calvin Murphy Drive
Tuesday, Feb. 12 : 7 p.m. – Carver Community Center; Community Room; 7 Academy St.
7 p.m. – Brien McMahon High School; Center for Global Studies Community Room; 300 Highland Ave.
Tuesday, Feb. 19: 7 p.m. – South Norwalk Community Center; Multi-Purpose Room; 98 South Main Street (Conducted in Spanish)
Wednesday, Feb. 20: 7 p.m. – Norwalk City Hall; Community Room; 125 East Ave.
Thursday, Feb. 21: 7 p.m.; Grace Baptist Church; Martin Luther King Hall; 17 West Ave.