As part of the superintendent search process, The New England School Development Council will conduct a series of focus groups for parents, staff and community members to solicit input about the attributes, experiences and desired goals for a new superintendent.

Public officials are invited to attend a focus group on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 5:45 p.m. and community members are invited to attend on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. Parents are encouraged to attend the Wednesday session at 7 p.m. or a separate parent focus group on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 11 a.m.

In addition, we will hold a separate focus group for parents with special needs students on Monday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m.

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All focus groups will be held in the Board of Education Meeting Room at 35 Leroy Avenue. For those who cannot attend one of the scheduled Focus Groups or prefer to provide written input, please direct your comments to: Dr. Joseph Wood, NESDEC Darien Superintendent Search, 28 Lord Rd., Marlborough, MA 01752; or email

Alternatively, a brief survey will be accessible on the DPS website from Feb. 3 through 5.

The Darien Board of Education wants and values your opinions. We hope everyone will take advantage of the opportunity to participate.

Heather L. Shea, chairman


Search Committee