No parents attended a community forum last week at Harvest Park Middle that sought to gather parent and guardian opinions on the type of person who should be chosen as the school's next principal.
Harvest Park is looking for a new principal for next school year after some administrative moves left the school without a permanent leader.
After waiting about 15 minutes after the start of the May 5 meeting, district and school officials decided to leave the empty multipurpose room, noting that the district would also consider emailed comments from parents.
Former principal Ken Rocha was promoted to director of education for the district's elementary and middle schools last summer, and Jill Butler was selected as interim principal for the school year.
After some district-level resignations that led to some principals being promoted, Butler was appointed principal of Pleasanton Middle -- a school which she had significant experience at as a vice principal and teacher. Amy Theberge and Steve Maher have been working as co-principals at Harvest Park since November.
The district went through the first round of interviews this week and is expected to wrap up interviews in time to announce a new principal at the school board's May 24 meeting, assistant superintendent of human resources Dianne Howell said.
Any parents or guardians of Harvest Park who want to submit their thoughts on the qualities the next school leader should possess may email Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org. They may also email district spokesman Patrick Gannon at email@example.com.