Welcome to SAU 41
As we enter the final month of 2013 we have the wonderful opportunity to recognize and honor the diverse cultures, traditions and various religious celebrations that are an important part of this holiday season. The lights, music, and decorations always help to make this a special time of the year!
December is a month where we find time to celebrate a season of joy with gift giving and helping those less fortunate than ourselves. It is a time that we often renew friendships with those we may not have had time to connect with throughout the year. We assemble in our churches, synagogues, chapels, and other places of worship to renew our commitment to those things that bind us together as communities of faith. We gather in our homes, halls, and other places with family and loved ones to sing songs that celebrate the religious aspects of the holiday season. In addition, we sing those time-honored melodies that illustrate the “fun” aspects of all that December brings.
Our challenge is to be mindful that there is diversity in our communities and that our families celebrate in many different ways. It is important that we know where to draw the line on the religious aspects of Christmas and allow our children (and adults) to continue their own traditions while honoring the traditions of others. This can be a difficult balance to achieve, however, let us commit ourselves to fairness and equity as we seek to achieve our goal of celebrating in our schools, our communities, and in our places of worship. On behalf of the staff of SAU41 I am pleased to extend best wishes to all during this holiday season. May you enjoy this holiday season in ways that bring you both joy and peace!
John Moody, PhD
Interim Superintendent of Schools
Mission & Vision Statement
The mission of SAU 41 is to ensure a strong, supportive learning environment focused on academic excellence.
The vision of SAU 41 is to help students acquire the knowledge and life skills for academic, social, and emotional success.
SAU 41 Strategic Plan
Given the tremendous amount of input received, the Steering Committee feels that the mission, vision, goals, and strategies that make up the Strategic Plan reflect the educational priorities of Hollis and Brookline’s elected officials, School Board members, parents, staff, and students. At each stage of the Plan’s development, the Steering Committee repeatedly reached out to the public to be sure that what the communities wanted is embodied in the Strategic Plan seen in the following pages. The Steering Committee is appreciative of leadership of the New England School Development Council in working with us in this process.
Read the 2012-2017 Strategic Plan.
Strategic Plan Deliverables Status
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Superintendent Search Committee
The SAU 41 Governing Board is committed to conducting a comprehensive search for a new Superintendent of Schools, whose responsibilities will begin July 1, 2014.
The Superintendent Search Committee would like your help in defining and prioritizing the traits and qualifications for the next Superintendent of Schools for SAU 41. We look forward to your input and appreciate your time in helping the committee.
At the September 23, 2013 meeting of the Governing Board, the Board voted to form a ten-member Superintendent Search Committee with the following membership:
(3) One School Board member from each school district: (Hollis, Brookline, HB Cooperative) (Appointed by Board no later than October 18)
(1) One member of the SAU staff. (Appointed by the Superintendent)
(2) One elementary school principal from each district. (Hollis, Brookline) (Appointed by the Superintendent
(1) Middle/High School Principal (Appointed by Superintendent)
(3) Community Representatives (Hollis, Brookline, HB Coop) (Appointed by each Board no later than October 18)
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