RANDOLPH, NJ- Since the last communication to the public at the Board of Education meeting of Feb. 16, members of the Board of Education have continued to work diligently to move forward with the hiring of our Randolph School District Superintendent.
The Board of Education has met during three executive sessions to take the 25 eligible applicants who met the stated position criteria and moved a handful of candidates for consideration and interviews with the board. During this stage of the process, board members and the candidates are meeting get to know one another through a series of questions and comments.
“The person who is selected not only has to be collaborative and an educational innovator but the superintendent must also be a chief executive to manage an ~ $85 million organization in a Group 4, I-District, with just under 5000 students, with 750 employees, a fleet of 70 vehicles, eight buildings and high achievement expectations in academics, performing arts and athletics,” said Board President Al Matos.
“This is what Randolph serves in order to lead our school district, its students, and community to the next level of educational experiences in this postindustrial age.”
Of the pool of eligible applicants who came from four states with eight as current sitting superintendents and the balance as principals, and others in different roles, the board is vetting applicants and some are asked to visit with us.
The board continues its progress of narrowing its choice and has incorporated issues raised by community and staff during the input sessions when it interviews candidates. The board is also making sure that it considers potential internal candidates for the role to complement the pool the marketplace has provided.
Future updates will be made available throughout the process.