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Lynn wants the public’s help in selecting a new school superintendent

Superintendent Catherine Latham will step down at the end of the school year. The search is on for her replacement. (File photo)

LYNN — Parents, faculty and administrators will have an opportunity to provide feedback on selection of the next superintendent of schools.

The city will consider the public’s input as it looks to replace Superintendent Catherine C. Latham, who plans to leave the post at the end of the school year.

“We are looking to find out what questions you would ask if you were interviewing the next superintendent,” said Mayor Thomas M. McGee. “What qualities are important to you? We will incorporate all the feedback we get from the community. This is an important step as we search for the next school leader.”

Glenn Koocher, executive director of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, has been hired to conduct the nationwide search. He will moderate the sessions.

Parents are invited to attend the first session on Monday at Lynn English High School from 8:45 to 10:15 a.m., school administrators will be heard from 10:30 to 12:15. School teachers are invited to the City Council chambers at City Hall from 3:30 to 6 p.m., and from 6 to 8 p.m., the public is invited.

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