The Madison School Board approved a contract Monday to hire a Minnesota school administrator as the next superintendent before releasing details of the agreement to the public.
Oak Park Elementary School District 97 superintendent Carol Kelley was the second of two finalists for the Madison Metropolitan School District superintendent position to interview. Robbinsdale School District superintendent Carlton Jenkins had his interview Tuesday.
Robbinsdale School District superintendent Carlton Jenkins was the first of two finalists for the Madison Metropolitan School District superintendent position to interview. Oak Park Elementary School District 97 superintendent Carol Kelley will do so Wednesday.
Carol Kelley and Carlton Jenkins proceed to the next round of interviews.
The Madison Metropolitan School District provided the online feedback to the Cap Times last week following a January open records request. The School Board opened a new search after Matthew Gutierrez rescinded his acceptance.
Instead of turning back to the candidate pool that included the board's final choice, a new round of applicants will be solicited in May.
School Board president Gloria Reyes said the board hopes to start interviews in June.
The decision by Matthew Gutiérrez to back out after his selection as the next superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District confirmed that he was not the right choice for this district at this time.
"For our students to see our first Latino superintendent, it is a powerful message to our students, all of our students, that anyone in this city and community can succeed," School Board president Gloria Reyes said in January.
MTI said Friday the School Board should look for a local candidate and not offer the superintendent job to two other finalists passed over for Matthew Gutierrez, who backed out of the position due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Madison Teachers Inc. is calling on the Madison School Board to hire a new permanent superintendent “as quickly as possible” in the wake of Matthew Gutiérrez backing out of the position, which was made public earlier this week.
The COVID-19 pandemic that's challenged the Madison School District also is the reason Superintendent-hire Matthew Gutierrez backed out of the job, putting the district in an uncertain position on its future leadership.
Among the options would be returning to the candidate pool from the fall, when consultant BWP and Associates helped attract a group of 31 applicants. Gutierrez was one of three finalists, all from out of state, chosen from the group by the board.
The Madison School District announced Monday that Matthew Gutierrez, who is superintendent of Seguin, Texas, schools, was rescinding his acceptance of the Madison job, which he was supposed to start June 1.
The School Board will meet in a closed session to discuss next steps "and to carefully evaluate all options," according to a press release.
The ballot features two contested races and one uncontested race for Madison School Board.
There are many challenges facing students in 2020 in Madison, especially with the recent closure of schools due to the health crisis. We are looking for a leader in education who has a heart for all children and the ability to help those who are hurting the most.
Making his first trip to Madison since being named superintendent, Gutierrez took questions from reporters Tuesday at a news conference, including responding to concerns raised by some black community leaders.
The superintendent-hire is visiting the community this week for the first time since he was announced as the School Board's choice in January.
Dear Editor: I applaud the school board for unanimously selecting Dr. Matthew Gutierrez as our next superintendent. I welcome his leadership, …
After a group of black leaders questioned the selection of Gutierrez, leaders in the Latino community said Thursday Gutierrez has demonstrated "strong qualifications."
Latino leaders and Michael Johnson have each published letters supporting Madison superintendent hire Matthew Gutierrez following a critical letter from 13 black leaders sent to the School Board last week.
Dear Editor: Latino Consortium for Action (LCA) is a coalition of the leaders representing different Latinx organizations, professional associ…