Dear New Rochelle Community:
The New Rochelle Board of Education, at a meeting Tuesday evening, announced more details regarding the search for, and eventual selection of, the next Superintendent of the City School District of New Rochelle. It also announced that it welcomes applications from community members interested in joining a Citizens Advisory Committee. The committee will provide input to the Board of Education regarding the finalists for the position, based on presentations by the candidates.
The Board of Education will consider internal candidates ready to continue the strong progress Superintendent Jonathan Raymond and his administrative team have established, as well as external candidates with proven, top-notch credentials. All candidates must demonstrate the ability to provide next-frontier levels of leadership and strategies that advance achievement for our students. Mr. Raymond Mr. Raymond has announced that he is departing the school district, due to family reasons, at the end of this school year.
The Board of Education will oversee the candidate-recruitment process, consider candidates and make a final choice after reviewing input from the community and stakeholders. Candidate applications will be submitted through OLASJobs.org, the main website where the school district posts job openings. The Board of Education will not see applications until the application window closes. The school district’s law firm, Ingerman Smith, will support the Board by organizing materials and applications.
The Board has established this scheduled timeline:
● Jan. 27-Feb. 8: Superintendent applications welcomed.
● Feb. 9-12: The Board of Education reviews applications.
● Feb 13-17: The Board of Education interviews candidates.
● March 2: Presentations by finalists to a Citizens Advisory Committee and the Board of Education, and a final Board interview.
● March 3-5: Final deliberations by the Board of Education.
● March 6-13: Negotiations begin.
● After March 14: The new superintendent is announced to the public.
Citizens Advisory Committee
The Citizens Advisory Committee will provide vital insights to the evaluation process. Members will be asked to attend presentations by the finalists for the superintendent position. Those presentations are tentatively scheduled for March 2. The group will comprise approximately 100 individuals -- 50% school district stakeholders appointed by the Board of Education and 50% by lottery, if community demand exceeds the number of spots available. Community members are highly encouraged to apply. Visit tinyurl.com/NewRoCAC. The application deadline is Feb. 17.
In addition to OLASJobs.org, efforts will be made to post the job opportunity on these websites to attract top-flight candidates:
● National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE)
● Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS)
● Education America Network Website
● School Leadership 2.0
● National Association of School Superintendents (NASS) Website
● TheLadders Passport
● New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA)
● The New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS)
● School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS)
The Board of Education is committed to providing news updates atnred.org and via email blasts, our bi weekly newsletter and at Board of Education meetings. A special webpage has been created on the school district website. Please regularly visit nred.org/page/superintendentsearch2023 for a variety of news and information regarding the search and selection process. To submit questions to the Board of Education, email email@example.com.
The Board is confident that it will identify a candidate of the highest quality to succeed Mr. Raymond. Thank you for your continued investment in our school district and the futures of our children.
William Iannuzzi, President
Adina Berrios Brooks, Vice President
Board of Education
City School District of New Rochelle