REGION 9 BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING
June 12, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.
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CALL TO ORDER
T. Johnston called the Region 9 Board of Education Special Meeting to order at 9:02 a.m.
BOARD MEMBER COMMENT
DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH COMMITTEE REPORT ON RETAINING A SEARCH CONSULTANT
Motion: The Region 9 Board of Education to recommend to engage JE Consulting and Dr. Joseph Eradi, Jr. to assist the Easton, Redding, and Region 9 Boards of Education with the formal process of hiring a new Superintendent, and the Region 9 BOE shall incur to $4,000 in fiscal year 2020 which represents a pro rata portion of the search consultant’s fee and expenses. (Williams, Pampel). Approved. Unanimous.
M. Williams stated that she was on the interview committee and originally had reservations about using a search firm. She decided that using the committee would be the best way to ensure the district gets a highly qualified candidate quickly.
M. D’Agostino stated he sat in on the interviews and given a suppressed timeline to find a permanent person quickly, a search firm makes sense. The indications are that the pool is deep and this will allow to find the qualified candidates more quickly.
C. Graziano thought that the boards collectively had a robust, thoughtful discussion and given the time factor, a search firm makes sense to have a single lead for the three boards. She mentioned that the discussion included addressing diversity in the potential candidates.
T. Johnston gave full disclosure that the same firm was being used in Redding for a different search, but the timing was different and there did not appear to be a conflict.
Motion: Move to adjourn the Region 9 Board of Education Special Meeting. (Graziano, O’Brien). Approved. Unanimous.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 a.m.
Recorded and Submitted By
Juliette Berry, Region 9 Board of Education Secretary