July 17, 2008

Unified's latest (only?) superintendent candidate to meet community

Dr. James Shaw, who far as we know is the only candidate to become superintendent of the Racine Unified School District, will visit Racine Monday, July 28, and Tuesday, July 29, for a series of meetings with community members. Meetings are being scheduled with representatives of the following groups: Students, parents, business leaders, community leaders, union leadership and principals and administrators.

Like the three "finalists" brought in during Unified's first, abortive, search (you remember: the one with three somewhat questionable candidates (HERE, HERE and HERE) and a board pick who left us standing at the altar on June 10), Shaw will also receive the Golden Rondelle treatment -- all by himself. He will meet in an open forum with community members during a reception and question-and-answer session on Tuesday, July 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Golden Rondelle Theatre, 1525 Howe St. Anyone may attend but RSVP's are requested, either by phone at (262) 260-2158 or by email.

Board of Education members will provide forum participants with a comment sheet to gather community impressions about the candidates. These feedback forms will be reviewed by the Board of Education members prior to making a decision.

Dr. Shaw's background is HERE.

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