Newtown is making progress in the search for a new Superintendent of Schools.
Two focus group meetings with parents and a community forum on Monday have been held by the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education's Search Services firm. The consultants have also met with about 100 school staff, senior citizens, clergy and PTO leadership. About 150 people have taken the survey posted to the school district's website.
People were asked for their input on strengths, challenges and leadership qualities of a new superintendent.
Dr John Reed is serving as Newtown's interim Superintendent. Dr Janet Robinson left the district to take the same position in Stratford over the summer.
Applications will be reviewed as received and the search will remain open until the position is filled, with applications due in by the end of October.