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Facebook Poll: Next Superintendent Should Articulate Schools' Vision

This week's Hamilton-Wenham Patch Facebook poll says that the next school superintendent should be able to articulate a vision for the school district.

The next school superintendent should be able to articulate a vision for the school district, according to respondents in Hamilton-Wenham Patch’s unscientific Facebook poll.

Each Tuesday, Patch posts a local poll question and on Thursday we bring you the results.

While there are four key leadership positions now open in the school system, the superintendent job is at the top.

In addition to being able to articulate a vision, respondents said it was also important for the next superintendent to demonstrate an ability to put plans in to action and have strong financial skills.

Other responses getting one vote was for the next person to have “exactly the same skills as the person fired by the School Committee,” someone who knows education and is willing to listen and work with others in town. Others said the next superintendent should be a strong people manager and a consensus builder. In addition to the original responses, users can add other possible responses.

This week’s poll drew just 13 votes, far fewer than the 72 votes of the previous poll. Check back on Hamilton-Wenham Patch and our Facebook page next Tuesday for another poll question.

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