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The public interview schedule has been revamped for faculty, parents and community members to interview school superintendent Peter Gray.

The School Superintendent Search Committee is still on track to make a recommendation to the School Committee in February about whether to hire Peter Gray as the new superintendent for the .

But before that, some of the public interview dates - - have been postponed.

The interview timeline for Gray, , has been pushed back. The changes were announced on Friday by School Committee Chairman Alexa McCloughan, Vice-chairman Roger Kuebel and Glenn Koocher of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, who is serving as a consultant to the committee as a "qualified third party" to "provide guidance and consultation" to the Search Committee.

Koocher will also continue to accept feedback via email at gkoocher@masc.org.

The changes were needed to avoid conflicts with meetings regarding the development of the 2013 budget.

“The Hamilton-Wenham community is encouraged to participate in interviewing the internal candidate, Interim Superintendent Peter Gray, and provide feedback to the Superintendent Search Committee,” the committee said in announcing the revised schedule.

Gray, who has been the assistant superintendent for finance, was named interim superintendent after former Superintendent Raleigh Buchanan left the job after less than a year after . The search committee – - will make a recommendation to the full School Committee on whether to hire Gray or to open up the search to a wider search.

The new interview schedule for Gray is as follows:

• Faculty: Jan. 4 at 3 p.m. at the in the music/band room (no change)

• Parents: Jan. 20 at 9 a.m. at the

• Parents: Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library

• Community Members: Jan. 25 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library

• Superintendent Search Committee: Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the


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