Former Brookfield school superintende...

Former Brookfield school superintendent tapped for Monroe job

There are 2 comments on the NewsTimes.com story from Dec 29, 2007, titled Former Brookfield school superintendent tapped for Monroe job. In it, NewsTimes.com reports that:

John Goetz, a retired school superintendent from New Fairfield, is expected to take the interim helm of the town's schools as Supt.

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moosedroppings

Jericho, VT

#1 Dec 29, 2007
Has anyone noticed that the firm that searches for new superintendants employs itself as interims?$600 a day for a caretaker? It seems a bit extravagant.
Wouldn't one think that the school management structure could survive without the added expense of hiring a former superintendant by promoting from within the existing system, and grooming assistant superintendants to take the job when the superintendants resign, are fired, retire, or move to other positions?
T Jones

Manchester, CT

#2 Dec 31, 2007
Grooming superintendents from within is a simplistic approach to filling a complex position. Of course that is not a good idea even though internal candidates sometimes are best. The Board of Ed needs to find a good "match" both for themselves and for the overall school community. That requires a careful process and an intelligent decision.

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