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Interview of Eight Candidates for School Committee Vacancy

Early last month, the Belmont School Committee announced that there was a vacancy in our six member board. We invited anyone interested in filling the seat to submit a Letter of Interest to the School Committee and the Board of Selectmen. On Monday, November 17th at 8:00 am, the two elected boards will meet jointly to interview the eight candidates who sent in letters asking for consideration.  Members of the School Committee and Board of Selectmen will ask the panel of candidates a series of questions and then vote for the appointee they feel will best fill the seat during the very busy five months until the April Town election.

The eight candidates are Susan Burgess-Cox, Tom Caputo, Tara Donner, Maura Fennelly, Jamie Kang, Kimberly O'Mahony, Ike Papadopoulos, and Erica Zidel.

Each candidate brings strengths and accomplishments and we are all pleased that this vacancy has elicited such interest. We are looking forward to the interviews on Monday and are excited to welcome another colleague at the table to help us as we continue the very important work of providing the best educational experience for all of our students.

The meeting on Monday morning will be held in the Selectmen’s Room of Town Hall and will also be televised by the Belmont Media Center. Though there will not be time for questions from the audience, please feel free to send suggestions or comments to School Committee Chair, Laurie Slap: lslap@belmont.k12.ma.us