Fall River Selects New Superintendent of Schools

The Fall River School Committee voted tonight, June 22 on a new superintendent of schools. He is not the Framingham Superintendent of Schools.

There were three finalists – former Massachusetts Education Secretary Matthew Malone, Framingham Superintendent of Schools tacy Scott and  Charles Grandson IV, the associate director of leadership development at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership and former deputy superintendent of the Poughkeepsie City School District in New York.

After a long discussion between Malone and Grandson, the Committee voted to offer the position to Malone in a split 4-3 vote.

Grandson on Monday was offered the interim Superintendent of Schools post in Malden in a split vote. He has yet to sign a contract.

Tonight, the Mayor of Fall River, who is the chair of the Fall River School Committee, called for an initial roll call of where members were leaning. Not all members voted but Malone received 3 votes, Grandson 2 votes and Scott none.

There are seven members of the Fall River School Committee, of which two did not express an opinion on an initial candidate.

Despite Grandson being offered the interim Malden Superintendent position this week, a majority of the Fall River School Committee discussion focused on Malone and Grandson, and not Scott.

This is the third time Scott has been a finalist for Superintendent this school year. He was a finalist in Cambridge in the fall, and withdrew his name.

He was a finalist for Louisiana this spring and the parish declared a failed search and rejected all finalists.

 

 

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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