Residents Invited to Offer More Input on School Superintendent and Police Oversight


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Amherst residents have been invited to offer input on the current search for a new school superintendent and on the creation of  a resident oversight board to hear complaints about police misconduct.

Superintendent Search
The Regional School Committee has stated that it is crucial that the Search Committee hear from members of the community about what they are looking for in our next superintendent. To that end, McPherson & Jacobson (M&J), the executive search firm for the superintendent search, scheduled 11 listening sessions, some of which have already taken place, where participants are asked:

  1. Tell us the good things about your community.
  2. Tell us the good things about your school district.
  3. What are the issues in the district that the incoming superintendent should be aware of?
  4. What characteristics should the new superintendent have to be successful?

There are two listening sessions remaining this weekend: 

  • Saturday, January 27, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. General session, in-person at Amherst Regional Middle School library.
  • Sunday, January 28, 2:30 p.m., Spanish language session, in-person and via Zoom, University Village Community Center (building D/parking lot B), 990 N. Pleasant Street.  Zoom link

Residents can also respond to these same questions online using the links below.

English Link    Spanish Link   Portuguese Link 

Resident Oversight Board
The town organized four public forums in December and January to collect public opinion on the creation of a Resident Oversight Board that would be charged with hearing resident complaints about police misconduct. Those who missed the forums are encouraged to fill out an online survey  Access the survey here.

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