The hiring process will involve panels that include relevant stakeholders from three areas — parents, faculty/staff and administrators. All candidates will have the opportunity to be interviewed independently by each group. Ultimately, the superintendent makes appointments for all building principals, but the Triton Regional School Committee will be kept well informed of the process.
Asked to comment about any significant issues resulting from having new middle and high school principals and a new principal at Newbury Elementary School all at the same time, Forget said, “While any transition certainly causes stress for those involved, I believe the new principals will be walking into schools and an organization that are well-functioning and on the right track. All the right supports will be in place to ensure that the successful candidates are able to pick up where the schools are at and hit the ground running.”