Manchester superintendent search down to five semi-finalists
On Friday, the committee conducting the search for the new leader of the Manchester School District picked five semi-finalists for the post.
The field will then be narrowed to three finalists who will spend two days in the city touring schools, speaking with community groups and educators and meeting the public in a forum Friday evening, search panel chairman Ted Rokas said.
"ProAct, our search consultant, gave us a list of 12 people and then when we met on Friday we narrowed it to five," Rokas said.
The district is currently involved in its second search for a successor to Thomas Brennan, whose resignation is effective on July 1.
"As chairman of the committee, I think the list of candidates is better than the first list we received," Rokas said. "Some are superintendents of larger districts, it's a little bit of a mix."
The five semi-finalists will meet with the full school board in separate interviews Wednesday. The board is expected to pick three candidates for more intensive evaluation, Rokas said.
Finalists will be asked to remain in Manchester through the end of the week to meet with various stakeholders in the Manchester schools.
A community forum with the finalists will be held on Friday evening at Manchester Memorial High School; the time for the event is expected to be announced today.
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