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The North Providence Breeze 12-05-2018

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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | DECEMBER 5-11, 2018 NORTH PROVIDENCE 5 NORTH PROVIDENCE – Twenty-three individuals have sub- mitted applications to be superinten- dent of schools in North Providence, according to Joseph Erardi, an independent search consultant hired by the School Committee to aid with the hiring process. "I'm absolutely certain that your next superintendent is in that pile of applications," Erardi told the School Committee at a community forum on Nov. 28. The event was meant to take the temperature of the commu- nity, assessing what residents would like to see in the next school leader and sharing an overview of the hir- ing process with attendees. The opinions and suggestions given by community members dur- ing the forum will be shared with the hiring committee, to be considered as they interview candidates for the job. The deadline to apply was Nov. 23, and interviews were scheduled for Saturdays, Dec. 1 and 8. Erardi said the district "is in a very good space" in regards to the appli- cation/hiring process, and noted that the committee received 252 respons- es to its online survey, which asked for input on needed characteristics and attributes of a highly successful district leader. A total of 325 people shared comments either via the sur- vey, phone or email, which will be used to shape the question bank that the hiring committee uses during its upcoming interviews. Erardi said he read every word of the survey responses, about 900 pages. Overall, he said members of the community expressed a desire for an honest leader who they can trust, with the "quiet confidence to Community shares hopes for next school superintendent By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY NICOLE DOTZENROD JOSEPH ERARDI, a consultant aiding the North Providence School Committee in their search for the district's next superintendent, speaks to parents and teachers during a community forum last week at North Providence High School. See SUPT., Page 6 TOWN OF NORTH PROVIDENCE State of Rhode Island Charles Lombardi, Mayor RECYCLING ATTENTION NORTH PROVIDENCE RESIDENTS ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2018 AND SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M. RESIDENTS MAY BRING THEIR OLD TRASH TOTES TO NORTH PROVIDENCE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (TRASH TOTES ONLY AND MUST BE FREE OF DEBRIS) ANY QUESTIONS, CALL 719-1610 Winter Ball Christmas Ball • Solstice Ball • Company Party Tis the Season to be Jolly & Smart... Why buy when you can rent? 2044 Smith St., North Providence, RI (401) 231-2370 www.ourplacetux.com Tuxedo or Suit $ 45 Your Choice

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