Public Input Sought In Superintendent Search [UPDATE]

The BOE and search committee seek public participation in focus groups Jan. 9 and 10. The online survey is now live.

UPDATE Friday, Jan. 6

The online survey is now available on the New Canaan Public Schools website. Click here to take the survey.


 chair, , said in a written statement that the committee charged with finding a successor for superintendent Dr. David Abbey, will hold focus groups and conduct an online survey. , has been in the position since 2003.

The announcement detailing the dates and locations of the focus groups and giving instructions for the online survey follows: 

The Superintendent Search Committee wishes to announce the scheduling of several focus groups to enable various constituencies to raise issues, offer praise, note concerns, and provide feedback that will help inform the work of the Board and Committee as it seeks to

A very important early first step in this process is to identify the most important characteristics we will need and be looking for in our new superintendent. We are inviting the various stakeholders and constituencies to attend the appropriate focus group to share their insights and help us define the desired qualities of our next leader.

To provide your input, we invite individuals to meet with the consultant at one of the forums listed below:


January 9 

12:30 – NCHS  Students  - Wagner Room, NCHS

1:30 – Administrators  - Wagner Room, NCHS

2:30 – Teachers (HS & Grades 7-8)  - Wagner Room, NCHS

4:00 – Teachers (Elem & Grades 5-6) - Wagner Room, NCHS

5:00 – Non-Certified Staff  - Wagner Room, NCHS

7:00 – Parents  - NCHS Library

January 10 

7:00 - Community - Choral Room, Saxe

The Committee welcomes your views and thank you for taking the time to express them.


The Superintendent Search Committee also seeks your ideas via an Online Survey.  We urge teachers, parents, administrators, students, non-certified employees, and community members to respond to the online survey that will be available via a link on the New Canaan Public Schools web site from January 9 through January 13. Please take a few minutes to increase our understanding of your views and the groups you represent.  All this information will be compiled into a report that will help inform the work of the Search Committee and Board of Education in selecting our next superintendent.

Again the Committee wishes to express our deep appreciation to all those who are helping New Canaan to make an excellent decision.


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