In documents posted to the LFNO website Sunday afternoon, consultant Jeremy Hunnewell lays forth a timeline for making the changes he suggests:
- On Monday, Hunnewell will present his recommendations in special meeting of the school board. Two days later, the job description he drafted for the school’s new CEO will be posted on national job boards and in nationally-circulated publications.
- By Feb. 28, Hunnewell will select a search committee of “three education practitioners” with experience relevant to the search. A governance committee will also be selected to begin working on improvements to the school board, and by the March board meeting, it will present recommendations on when to add new board members, and how to implement strict term limits.
- Through March and into April, the Hunnewell and the CEO search committee will screen and then interview job candidates, introducing them to the public by April 15 and making a decision by April 30. By the April meeting, the board is also expected to vote on adding new members and on the term limits for each member.
Hunnewell will present his findings in a special board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday (Feb. 18) at the Patton Street campus, 5951 Patton Street.
[Update, 10:28 a.m. Monday: One change has already taken place. Board treasurer Hema Banangada submitted her resignation to board chair Jean Montes earlier this month, telling him "my other commitments have become too great for me to be able to fulfill the requirements of my position on the Board, and I feel it is bet for me to make room for someone with the time and energy to devote to the job," according to Mike Pinkerton, a parent helping coordinate communications from the school. Board secretary Catherine MacPhaille will be fulfill her duties for the time being, Pinkerton writes.]