The committee and consulting firm, PROACT, driving the search for the next superintendent of the Portland Public Schools has scheduled a series of forums intended to get a sense of what qualities community members want in the district’s next top administrator.
Current Superintendent James Morse is retiring from the post in June.
Here’s a list of the times and places for members of the public to weigh in, as snipped from a district announcement:
- Tuesday, February 14 at 4 p.m. in the library of Ocean Avenue Elementary School, 150 Ocean Avenue.
- Wednesday, February 15 at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium of Lyman Moore Middle School, 171 Auburn Street.
- Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Riverton Elementary School, 1600 Forest Avenue.
Each forum will last an hour and a half. The forums will focus on three questions:
- What are the district’s greatest strengths?
- What are the most prominent issues or concerns that the district must face?
- What are the most desirable characteristics in a new superintendent?
If you can’t make it to one of those three forums, the school system is also planning to post a survey on its website, according to the district announcement.