Address: Burbank Elementary School
266 School Street,
Belmont, MA 02478
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Dear Burbank Parents/Guardians,
When I last communicated with you via letter on 11/4/2021, I expressed my desire to hire “the qualified and capable Principal that your children deserve.” I reiterated that intent when I met with Burbank educators on 11/9/2021 @ 3:15pm. I write to update you on our progress on that important mission.
Last week we conducted seven (7) interviews for the Interim Principal position at the Burbank Elementary School. These candidates were selected from an overall pool that included 19 total applicants. The interview pool was assembled from a variety of sources – candidates who applied directly to our Frontline/Applitrack database, candidates who applied to similar vacant positions in the district, as well as candidates who came recommended from personal and professional networks. We are confident that the pool is competitive and that our process has been thorough.
I am happy to announce that from last week’s interviews, we have identified two finalist candidates:
The next step in our process is to hold a public forum for parent/guardians. It will be held on Monday, 11/22/2021 @ 5:00 – 6:45pm via Google Meet. You will have a chance to meet both candidates as they respond to questions posed by a moderator. We strongly encourage all Burbank parents/guardians to try to attend, if they are available. Following that forum, there will be an opportunity to provide your input.
Burbank Google Meet login information for parent/guardian forum: Monday, 11/22/2021 @ 5:00 – 5:45pm (Finalist #1), then 6:00-6:45pm (Finalist #2)
If you would like to submit a question to be asked by the moderator, please go to: https://forms.gle/NV6MYxSdHQwuXtqE7. The deadline for questions to be submitted is Monday, 11/22/2021 @ 3:00pm.
I hope that we can count on your participation. You represent an important source of feedback that I will use to inform my final hiring decision.
John P. Phelan, Superintendent