The School Committee will conduct an evaluation of the superintendent in a special meeting from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. It is open to the public, but will not be televised and will be held offsite at Cambridge police headquarters near Kendall Square.
The school district’s hiring of expensive consultants came under fire from School Committee members this week, with members questioning the cost, lack of negotiation and whether there were measured outcomes that would support the practice.
Sexism-conscious students have won a victory on the high school’s dress code: a chance to reverse a policy that “shames” and “inappropriately sexualizes” girls.
School Committee members expressed deep frustration Tuesday that the absent superintendent changed what they considered an agreed-upon approach to managing student behavior issues, even reappropriating funds passed for the next district budget.
With the start of the academic year just more than a month away, plans are still uncertain for the four schools affected by the May 30 fire on the roof of a new school building at 100 Putnam Ave.
State law forced tweaks Tuesday to the School Committee’s proposed process for selecting a new school superintendent, but a hire should still be announced well before fall elections, with a target date of Oct. 22.
School Committee member Mervan Osborne has opted not to run for reelection in November, citing job and family priorities: a second child and promotion to head of school at Boston’s Beacon Academy.
Midway through the month when City Council and School Committee candidates can pick up their nomination papers and must file them, election commissioners certified signatures from a dozen council hopefuls and eight potential committee members.
A revised schedule for selecting a new school superintendent has been sketched out by the School Committee and a firm hired to run the search, with several days identified as key opportunities for community stakeholders to give input and meet with finalists.
The final School Committee meeting before summer looked at topics including the replacement of a resigning principal and drug policies. But members were especially stirred by an initiative of third-graders seeking broader narratives on the Revolutionary War.