Public forum set to discuss superintendent search

By Kim Lincoln | Apr 11, 2014

Thomaston — The Regional School Unit 13 Superintendent Search Committee wants to know what the community would like to see in its next leader.

A forum has been set for Thursday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Oceanside High School East auditorium.

The search for a permanent superintendent is under way. Ads have been placed on and Maine School Management Association will be vetting applicants and making recommendations to the district. Interim Superintendent Michael Wilhelm's contract is through the end of May.

"This is an opportunity to look ahead and share ideas," said Thomaston school board member Marla McGeady, who is a member of the search committee. She added, the meeting is not to dwell on what has happened in the past.

Oceanside High School East students also will be providing child care in exchange for community service credits. Pizza will also be available.

Once the board has narrowed the candidate search to those it intends to interview, the board will invite administration, teachers, faculty, staff, parents and other community members to be on the board, McGeady said.

Courier Publications Copy Editor Kim Lincoln can be reached at 594-4401 or by email at

Comments (2)
Posted by: Kathreen G Harrison | Apr 11, 2014 19:44

The new superintendent should be someone who understands that the way  to improve education in the district is to foster communication and collaboration among all the stakeholders. The district needs to solicit the thinking and the wisdom of everyone involved in order to build momentum toward creating a higher standard of education for the students. Quality schools are not necessarily schools that spend the most money ... efficiency and thoughtful spending can go a long way.

Posted by: Susan P Reitman | Apr 11, 2014 17:38

The new superintendent should be a person who will present a budget that does not bankrupt the homeowners.  The new superintendent should not be afraid to make the hard choices needed to see that real estate taxes are not raised.

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