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March 14, 2014

Midd-West to hold another public meeting in superintendent search

MIDDLEBURG — Midd-West School District residents will get another chance to voice their opinions on the next school leader who will helm the district.

Only nine people showed up at Wednesday’s public meeting held by the Chester County Intermediate Unit, Downington, the firm the school board is paying up to $25,000 to conduct the statewide search for a new superintendent.

All of them gave opinions on the qualities they’d like to see in the next superintendent and what challenges that person will face in the next school year.

None of the school board members or administrators attended the meeting, but board President Victor Abate said he was notified about the low turnout.

He also was informed that many residents participate in church activities on Wednesday night, which may have affected attendance.

As a result, Abate said, another public meeting will be scheduled in the next week or two to give residents an opportunity to speak up.

An earlier meeting held with school support staff attracted only two employees, so another meeting also will be scheduled for that group.

Dates and times for the meetings hadn’t been set as of Thursday night.

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