To the Editor:
Regarding your article on Feb. 7, "Schools to decide whether to mount superintendent search," it's good to know that we have a School Committee member (Jennifer Ahearn) who is advocating for a search for the open top job at Warwick Public Schools (WPS).
It seems to fly in the face of common sense that she was told by the WPS legal counsel that it was inappropriate to ask at an open School Committee meeting if the search for the new superintendent position could be put on the agenda. When will it be considered appropriate to address the vacancy? Parents want to know this vacancy will be approached in a timely and thorough way. There has not been any information flowing from the WPS administration to the parents on this issue and the previous superintendent left in September.
It may be that the acting superintendent, Dr. D'Agostino, is the best person for the job, but there should be a search and interview process so that we know we have the right person leading our schools, especially during a time of many proposed changes. To do this process right, it will likely take some time, so the first step is putting this item on the agenda. It's February, why are we waiting?
Parent of students at Cedar Hill