Last Thursday's forum on the superintendent succession — hiring of a permanent superintendent for the district — drew an audience of less than 10 people, said School Committee Chairman Rick Kraft.
In the next few weeks, the committee plans to solicit the public's thoughts on qualities they prefer in the next superintendent. The committee will announce how it plans to gather that input shortly.
What qualities would you like to see the next superintendent of schools possess?
School Committee members want to know.
Here is a link with all the committee members' contact information.
Please see the following message from the School Committee:
The Swampscott School Committee is preparing to find a permanent replacement to take over leadership of the district from our interim Superintendent next year, and is seeking community input on the experience and abilities townspeople believe will be important for our next Superintendent to be successful in our town.
2. Academic Notes:
Samuel A. Crimmins of Swampscott enrolled at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, this fall. Before classes began Crimmins took part in an orientation that included an introduction to Colby's rigorous academics, rich cultural life, and community involvement opportunities as well as a three-day outdoor excursion. A graduate of Swampscott High School, Crimmins is the son of Joseph and Anne Crimmins of Swampscott, Mass.
The Class of 2017 was Colby's most selective to date, with an acceptance rate of 26 percent. The group represents diverse backgrounds-22 percent identify as students of color, 14 percent are international, and members of the class come from 41 countries and 35 states.3. Weather Watch:
Tuesday's forecast calls for a sunny day with a high temperature of 45 degrees.
- Sunrise: 7:13 a.m.
- High tide: 7:45 a.m.
- Low tide: 1:45 p.m.
- Sunset: 5:40 p.m.
4. Trick or Treat Notes:
Trick or Treat is Thursday, Oct 31 in Swampscott.
5. Winter Parking Notes:The Swampscott Police Department would like to announce that it is now accepting applications for the Town’s Winter Parking Ban. The Winter Parking Ban requires that motor vehicles must be off of the roadways between the hours of 1 A.M. and 6 A.M. from December 1, 2013 (the evening of November 30th) through 6 A.M. March 30, 2014. The only vehicles that may be left on the road during these hours are vehicles with valid Winter Parking stickers. Vehicles found to be in violation will be issued parking violations based upon the following conditions:
- The absence of a parking waiver sticker ($20.00)
- Vehicle parked on the street despite forecasted snowfall, regardless of being issued a sticker ($25.00).
- Vehicle parked on the street during a snow emergency and/or impeding snow removal ($50.00).
Interested parties may pick up applications and guidelines at the Swampscott Police Department or online atwww.swampscottpolice.com. There is a $30.00 non-refundable fee per motor vehicle for the application. Checks or money orders only are to be made payable to the Town of Swampscott. A copy of the registration for each vehicle at the residence must be submitted with the application.