2-4-13 Minutes

posted Feb 6, 2013, 7:22 AM by Susan Courchesne   [ updated Feb 6, 2013, 7:24 AM by cpratt@wswsu49.org ]

                                                                                        WINDHAM SOUTHWEST SUPERVISORY UNION





February 4, 2013


6:00 PM


Windham Southwest Supervisory Union





CALL TO ORDER: Bob Stevens called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.


Present: Bob Stevens, Facilitator, John Doty, Sandy Crowningshield, Stephanie Aldrich, Sandy Pentak-Cohen, Mike Heller, Peter Chesbro, Greg Betti, Karen Atwood


John Doty volunteered to be Chairperson for the committee and Karen Atwood to be secretary.

·       Minutes will be posted on WSSU website , all school’s websites, and distributed to Town Clerks for posting

·       Each subsequent meeting must be warned, Sandy Pentak-Cohen will handle this responsibility


Overview of committee, facilitator, board, staff and community’s roles and responsibilities in search process/screening provided by Bob


Important for all members of committee to commit to attending all sessions, but “Life Happens” situations can be unavoidable and understood


Committee discussed and determined that a simple majority rule would be sufficient in most discussions of the group, but an 80/20 would be more valuable in the vote to bring candidates forward to the Board.


Discussion regarding Schoolspring, process by which candidate info will be provided to committee, and system  for rating/evaluating candidates ie, Skype interviews, visitation days, reference checking


Letter to be sent out to all boards and building principals with “Establishing Board and/or Screening Committee Search Criteria” form attached.  Responses requested from all board members, and one from each building, community input also useful.  Forms to be returned to Bob Stevens by February 11, 2013 for compilation.

This information will help to establish road map for search committee.


Next agenda discussed and future meeting dates established

·         Monday February 25, 2013 @ 5:00 p.m.

·         Thursday March 7, 2013 @ 5:00 p.m.

·         Monday March 11, 2013 @ 5:00 p.m.

·         Tuesday March 19, 2013 @ 5:00 p.m.

·         Tuesday March 26, 2013 (Tentative)

All meetings will be held at the Whitingham Elementary/Twin Valley Middle School.


Motion to adjourn was made by Greg Betti, seconded by Mike Heller at 8:05

All in favor



Respectfully Submitted,


Karen Atwood