The Board of Education is asking for community input on the search for a new Superintendent of Schools. Brian Monahan is serving as the interim head after Frank Alvarez left a year prior to his contract expiration.
The Rye Board of Ed has hired ECRA Group's Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates to conduct the search. What's curious is the firm lists open positions at both Rye and Montclair, New Jersey. Frank Alvarez, before working in Rye, worked as the Superintendent in Montclair for nine years (see our story when he came to Rye).
Here is the letter sent by the board with a link to a survey they are asking residents to complete:
October 17, 2016
Dear Members of the Rye Community:
As you may be aware, the Board of Education of the Rye City School District has initiated its search for a new Superintendent of Schools. To counsel us through this important process, we have retained the services of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in assisting Boards with the consideration of candidates for Superintendent.
A key step in this process is to identify the characteristics we will be seeking in our new Superintendent. We would greatly appreciate your input and assistance with this important task. We, therefore, invite you to participate in this process by:
- Attending an Open Forum. Open forums, which will be facilitated by a member of the consulting firm, are scheduled as follows:
- Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Performing Arts Center and
- Thursday, November 3, 2016, at 9:15 a.m. in the Osborn School Auditorium; and/or
- Completing an online survey located at ecrasurvey.com/ryecitysd. The survey will be available from October 26 until November 9, 2016. [Publisher's note: the survey is available now.]
Thank you in advance for your assistance with this most important task.
Katy Keohane Glassberg
Board of Education President
Rye City School District