Community forum Nov. 6 on Albany High principal search
N.Y. (Oct. 24, 2017) -- The City School District of Albany invites
all families and community members to a forum at Albany High School on
Monday, Nov. 6 to talk about the national search for the high school’s
The community forum will be held in Albany High’s Discovery/Leadership
cafeteria from 6-7 p.m. Participants will have an opportunity to learn
more about the search process and timeline, and to provide input on the
qualities and characteristics they believe are most important in Albany
The district also will take advantage of events already on the calendar
to give families and community members additional opportunities to weigh
in. Staff met with families at Albany High's Parent University meeting
Oct. 23. There are two additional opportunities coming up:
Oct. 25 – Edmund J. O’Neal Middle School of Excellence Parent
University, 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 1 – William S. Hackett Middle School PTA meeting, 7 p.m.
Albany High also is scheduling student forums
during the school day Oct. 30 and Nov. 3 to allow students to provide
their input on their next principal.
An online survey is available if you would like
to provide your input that way.
Click here to take the survey. You also can call the
Communications Office at (518) 475-6068 if you would like a paper copy
of the survey mailed to you.
All the information collected will be used to inform interview teams,
which will include staff members, families and community members.
The selection process timeline follows:
posted both internally and externally
feedback period begins
Deadline for applications; community feedback period ends
Initial meeting for all members of the involvement teams
Assistant superintendent reviews
expectations and process
Director of human resources reviews interviewing protocols
Involvement teams select a team leader
Assistant superintendent and involvement team leaders identify
candidates to interview
Involvement teams interview candidates
of human resources presents results of reference checking to
Cabinet and representatives from the Board of
Education interview finalists and make selection
Board of Education appoints new high school principal
Jan. 29: New high
school principal begins transition period with Interim Principal
The new Albany High principal will replace Getto, who is retiring at the end of the current