The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The Concord School Committee and the Concord Carlisle Regional School Committee have asked the LWVCC to select a Citizen-at-Large (CAL) to represent the community on the Superintendent Screening Committee. The role of the Superintendent Screening Committee is to interview the final candidates, selected by the consulting firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA), and narrow the field to 2-3 finalists. The two school committees will then select the Superintendent.
The LWVCC Board has created a two-stage process for selecting a Citizen-at-Large (and an alternate) in which League members may participate by serving on the selection committee or applying to be the Citizen-at-Large. If the member serves on the League Selection Committee she/he cannot apply for the Citizen-at-Large position. The two-stage process is:
1. League Selection Committee (LSC) Five members of the LWVCC will be chosen to serve on a League Selection Committee, which will review all citizen applications, conduct interviews, and recommend a finalist and one alternate. A training session will precede the League Selection Committee's deliberations. The LSC will be announced on October 10th. If you are interested, please submit your reasons for wishing to serve to Diane Proctor (email@example.com) by Friday, October 7th, 2016.
2. The Citizen-at-Large (and alternate): The Citizen-at-Large will be selected by the LSC, who will review written applications and conduct interviews of the applicants. The LSC will present their recommendations to the LWVCC Board and the Concord Public School Committee and Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committees by November 15, 2016.
Anyone applying to serve as the Citizen-at-Large must be available for the training and interviewing sessions tentatively scheduled for January 18-20, 2017. More information will be available in early October.
For membership on either committee, the following criteria will apply:
- possess some knowledge of the Concord- K-8 and Concord-Carlisle Regional school systems
- possess knowledge of, or familiarity with the towns of Concord and/or Carlisle
- possess a willingness to exercise an open perspective and work collaboratively
Preference will be given to those not otherwise integrally involved in the Superintendent search process.
Thank you for your engagement, Diane Proctor (Chair) Nancy Cronin Anne Hayden
The program schedule is:
September 14, Wednesday, at 9 pm
September 15, Thursday, at 9 am and 6:30 pm
September 16, Friday, at 11:30 am and 9 pm
September 17, Saturday, at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
September 18, Sunday, at 10 am and 9 pm
September 19, Monday, at 3 pm and 3:30 pm
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The Minuteman vote is a region-wide vote. The outcome is determined by a simple majority vote region-wide. Both Concord and Carlisle are currently members of the Minuteman Regional School District.
Concord residents vote only at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 1276 Main St. Carlisle residents vote at the Carlisle Town House, 66 Westford Rd.
For more information, go to the Minuteman High School website at or watch LWV Presents--Minuteman Tech HS Vote on CCTV.
The VOTE411.org online guide will allow voters to access personalized ballot information
simply by entering a street address. Voters will also be able to find in-depth information about
candidates, voter registration, voting requirements and rules, and poll locations. LWVMA is
bringing this digital platform to Massachusetts voters across the state for the first time for the
September 8 primary; only those candidates who face a challenger in the primary election on
September 8 have been asked to respond to this primary guide.
The Massachusetts Secretary of State website has election information (ballot initiatives, state primary and general election races)and voting information (registration, including online registration, absentee ballot, early voting).
Absentee ballot informationAn important component of VOTE411.org is the polling place locator, which enables users to type in their address and retrieve the poll location for the voting precinct in which that address is located. The League has found that this is among the most sought after information in the immediate days leading up to, and on, Election Day.
Ballot measure information (where applicable)
Early voting options (where applicable)
Factual data on candidates in various federal, state and local races
General information on such topics as how to watch debates with a critical eye
Polling place locations
Voter registration forms