Mayor says pledges Boston will cast wide net for new superintendent

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, announcing the formation of a search committee for a new school superintendent, promised an open and public process today and emphasized that there is no predetermined candidate for the job.

“The question was asked of me: Do I have any idea of who I would like to see as the next superintendent,” Walsh said at a news conference, referring to a meeting that took place earlier in the day. “The answer is no.”

He said the chosen candidate could come from pretty much anywhere: inside the school system, other parts of the state, or across the nation. The goal is to have a new superintendent in place by this coming September. But Walsh said the timeline could be extended if he, the search committee, and the School Committee are unsatisfied with the pool of candidates.

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