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Mum’s the word in Norwalk superintendent search

Norwalk Board of Education Chairman Mike Lyons is the only person talking about the superintendent search, and he's not saying much. (Photo by Flickr user
Norwalk Board of Education Chairman Mike Lyons is the only person talking about the superintendent search, and he’s not saying much. (Photo by Flickr user Martin Wichary)

NORWALK, Conn. – There will be no news to report on in Norwalk’s superintendent search until about a month from now when – voilá! – the Board of Education will reveal the new leader of Norwalk Public Schools.

Thursday night’s BOE executive session on the topic ended with a vow to maintain a strict radio silence until the end of the process, Chairman Mike Lyons said.

“The Board decided to keep the process confidential to avoid losing quality candidates,” he said in an email. “… I know that’ll be frustrating for folks for a few weeks, but the proof will be in the pudding – do we make a good choice?”

The process should culminate in mid-June, he said.

“We have 11 current candidates,” he said. “We expect to narrow that to a smaller number over the next few days, then do Skype interviews with the remaining candidates on May 28 and May 29. At the board meeting on June 4 we’ll select the finalists, then bring them in for face to face interviews the next week. Final selection should be made by June 18.

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