This was an email sent by President Turco to School Committee and Town Council on June 10, 2010. It was read into the official record at Council Meeting of June 15, 2010 and outlines process to fill School Committee vacancy.
This evening the School Committee discussed the process to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. Martucci. As this is an undefined process in the charter, there were many questions. I agreed to send an email with this suggested process.
The normal town committee application would be used by applicants (Click Here to download committee application - pdf). Applicants would be encouraged to submit a resume and any other supporting materials with their completed application. All applications must be submitted to the Town Clerk before her office closes on Thursday, July 1, 2010.
As applications are submitted, consistent with other committee applications, the Town Clerk will pdf copies to all school committee and town council members.
Completed applications would be on file for the public to review and posted on our website in addition a list of those applying would be on file (similar to who took out nomination papers) at the Clerk's office. The joint committee would meet on July 6, 2010 (the date of the regularly scheduled Town Council meeting) at the Cummings School all purpose room to elect Mr. Martucci's replacement.
Assuming the process would not take more than an hour, the regularly scheduled council meeting would take place after the joint committee concludes its work. If no member of the Town Council objects to this process and time line, the process would be posted on our webpage, announced at our meeting, and Michele K. would send out an email blast.
Members of the School Committee, if I left anything out please let me (us) know asap.
Members of the Town Council, if you have any objection, please let me know before mid-day Monday.
In either case, I will read this email into the record on Tuesday (for open meeting purposes).
Sent on behalf of Council President/Town Council by Michele Karas, AFD/MIS