As your combined outgoing and incoming Board of Education, we want to share with you our plans for moving forward, following the announcement this morning that our superintendent, Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr., has accepted the position of superintendent of Alexandria City Public Schools, effective July 1, 2018.
Our next steps for hiring a successor to Dr. Hutchings will be determined by our new Board of Education, which begins its term in January. The process will be guided by the Board's longstanding commitment to the District's Strategic Plan goals; our mission, vision and core values; and to our aspirations of excellence, equity and exploration for all students. Our leading priorities include transparency and input from our schools and broader community.
The combined Boards have already begun discussions for what's ahead. We all agree the Board and the District are well-positioned to manage and embrace this transition. We look forward to the opportunities that it presents for the entire school community.
Our next Board meeting is on Tuesday, January 9 at 6 p.m. in the High School Small Auditorium. We welcome your attendance at this and all meetings, and we encourage you to engage in this important process.