Wanted: Superintendent of Schools For Framingham

FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Public School district began advertising for a new superintendent of schools on Nov. 30. The deadline to apply is Dec. 30.

A 13-member search committee, which will also include School Committee Chair Heather Connolly and interim Superintendent Ed Gotgart will be announced on Tuesday, Dec. 13. That search committee will review applicants and interviwe semifinalists and identify 3 finalists.

The 7-member elected Framingham School Committee plans to vote to hire a Superintendent in March 2017.

To learn more about the search process, click here.


Check out the job description below:


  1. Holds current and valid licensure or has the requisite qualifications for licensure as a Superintendent by the Massachusetts Department Elementary and Secondary Education.
  2. Has an earned Masters’ Degree in Education, or an advanced degree, from an accredited institution of higher learning.
  3. Has experience both as a teacher and school administrator, preferably in diverse socio-economic communities.
  4. Such alternatives to the above that the School Committee may find appropriate and acceptable.

REPORTS TO: Framingham School Committee


JOB GOAL: To provide the leadership in developing and maintaining excellent educational programs and services for the Framingham School District in a cost effective manner.


SUPERVISES: Directly supervises central office administrators and principals, and has ultimate supervisory authority over all other personnel employed by the district.




  1. Provides for the administration, coordination, direction and leadership of the entire education program.
  2. Provides the educational leadership that shall enable the staff to be responsive to the educational needs and expectations of the students, their parents/guardians and the community.
  3. Develops, reviews and revises, together with the staff, all curriculum guides and courses of study on a continuing basis.


  1. Supervises the effective carrying out of all constitutional or statutory laws, state and charter regulations, and School Committee policies.
  2. Develops and recommends to the School Committee policies, positions and actions affecting all activities, programs, facilities and staff.
  3. Prepares for the Committee timely information that is needed to ensure the making of informed decisions.
  4. Maintains a cooperative working relationship with the Town government and its agencies.
  5. Informs and advises the School Committee about the programs and practices in the schools, and keeps the School Committee informed of the activities operating under the Committee’s authority.
  6. Recommends objectives and long range plans for the improvement and evaluation of curricula, programs, and facilities.
  7. Ensures that buildings are maintained properly and students are transported in a safe manner in accordance with statutes and policies.


  1. Responsible for the hiring, assigning and transfer of all licensed and non-licensed personnel in the district as set forth in the Education Reform Act of 1993.
  2. Responsible for the supervision and evaluation of the performance of all school personnel in a systematic manner.
  3. Implements recruitment procedures to attract the highest caliber of employees to the district.
  4. Implements recruitment procedures designed to diversify the teaching staff.
  5. Evaluates in accordance with established procedures all administrative personnel under his/her direct supervision.
  6. Exercises appropriate disciplinary action with employees when necessary.
  7. Holds meetings with teachers, administrators and other employees for the purpose of discussing matters concerning the improvement and welfare of the schools.
  8. Oversees collective bargaining efforts and develops procedures for reaching negotiated settlements and resolving conflicts.
  9. Communicates to the staff matters relating to policy changes or other Committee actions affecting school personnel.
  10. Is responsible for the development and implementation of an effective professional development program for all staff members.


  1. Directs the preparation of the annual budget for adoption by the Committee and oversees the administration of the budget as enacted by the Committee.
  2. Involves principals and other administrators in the budget development process.
  3. Serves as the liaison with the community and governmental bodies such as the Finance Committee and Town Meeting as well as the community throughout the budget development process.
  4. Establishes and maintains efficient procedures and effective controls for all expenditures of school funds in accordance with the adopted budget.
  5. Provides the School Committee, at its scheduled meetings, with periodic updates on the status of the school budget throughout the fiscal year.
  6. Provides the Committee with ideas and information in the areas of capital improvements, organizational changes, personnel projections, and program development that will have budgetary ramifications.
  7. Ensures that financial reports are prepared in an accurate and timely basis.


  1. Attends and participates in all meetings of the School Committee.
  2. Represents the Committee as a liaison between the district and community organizations, institutions and agencies.
  3. Establishes and maintains a program of public relations to keep the community well informed of the activities and needs of the school district to foster a positive relationship between the schools and the community.
  4. Fosters a positive relationship between and among the schools, business partners, and community by providing for avenues of communication and participation in school activities and planning.


Twelve-month position. Salary and other conditions of employment as established through contract with the School Committee.



Performance of this position will be evaluated annually in accordance with the provisions of the School Committee’s policy regarding the evaluation of the Superintendent.



Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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

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