THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, June 28, 2019 Page 5 RESIDENTS | FROM PAGE 1 that someone come in with a fresh outlook on everything.” A number of residents said they want someone who will connect with the students, unite the schools, be an advocate for the teachers and who is also bilingual. one here using it as a stepping stone; we need a commitment,” he said. “This is a very attractive job; I don’t want to go from 30 years to three years.” However, Abruzzese said the new superintendent could still leave for any number of reasons. “At the end of the day, Freedom ISN’T JUST OUR HISTORY... IT’S OUR WAY OF LIFE! BANK MORE Shown from left to right: Kathleen Kelly and Glenn Koocher of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees joined School Committee Chair Thomas Abruzzese to facilitate the first superintendent search public forum on June 25. (Advocate Photos by Christopher Roberson) Free 55,000 Surcharge-FREE ATMs 5,000 CO-OP Shared BranchSM Outlets Easy! Federally insured by NCUA On June 25 at the Parlin Library, residents as well as school and city officials gathered for the first superintendent search public forum. “It’s a vastly different community than it was 20 years ago,” said one resident. Al Lattanzi asked if Interim Superintendent of Schools Janice Gauthier had applied for the district’s top position. Abruzzese said that although there are 14 individuals in the district who are superintendent-certified, he does not believe the new leader will come from Everett. “There’s a lot of people who want someone who doesn’t even know where Everett is,” he said. Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) Field Director Kathleen Kelly briefly interjected, asking that comments from School Committee members be limited so as not to violate the Open Meeting Law. State Sen. Sal DiDomenico said he wants a superintendent who plans to stay in the district. “I don’t want somethere’s no guarantee,” he said. It was also said that turnover has become problematic with teachers leaving to escape a “culture of fear.” One resident said the allegations of sexual harassment against former Superintendent Frederick Foresteire have created a “damaged culture.” “There’s a lot of people who knew what was going on and did nothing about it,” he said. MASC Executive Director Glenn Koocher asked by a show of hands, if the new superintendent should also be a former teacher. Everyone raised their hand, which surprised Koocher. “I very rarely see unanimity in the room,” he said. Koocher also reminded everyone that after the new superintendent is hired, that person will be under the direct supervision of the School Committee. “There is a system of accountability,” he said. ATM on site WITH OUR MASS BAY FREE CHECKING ACCOUNT It’s EASY! Go online to massbaycu.org or just pop by! NO Monthly Fees or Minimums Instant Issue Debit Card massbaycu.org (617) 269-2700 South Boston – Everett – Quincy – Seaport EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY SKATING CENTER www.Roller-World.com | 781-231-1111 Located Adjacent to Rite Aid Pharmacy in Saugus Plaza, South Bound Route 1 MBTA Bus Route 429 FREE WI-FI - 2 WIDE SCREEN TV’S FULLY AIR CONDITIONED SUMMER SKATING SCHEDULE ATTENTION! Begins June 30 Sunday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 12-6 p.m. $7.50 Monday & Tuesday 7:30-10:30 p.m. $8.50 12-8 p.m. $7.50 Admission after 6 p.m. $8.50 12-4 p.m. $7.50 11 a.m.-11 p.m. $7.50 Admission after 6 p.m. $8.50 12-11 p.m. $7.50 Admission after 6 p.m. $8.50 Skates included in price/Blades $3 Bowling Alleys, 2 snack bars, video games. Ice cream shop, 2 skating floors (group rates call ahead) Private parties every day. BIRTHDAY PARTIES $11.50/Person, min. of 10 kids. Price includes Adm. + Roller Skates. Cake, soda, paper goods, 20 tokens for birthday person plus 100 Redemption Tickets and a gift from Roller World. in one of our private BP Rooms. School & PTO GROUPS Win a trip for 2 to Las Vegas Bellagio Hotel Jet Blue Air 5 days / 4 nights Your school PTO can raffle the trip to make substantial money for your group. Call for details.

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