CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The Chicopee Public Schools are looking for community members to join the Superintendent Search Committee.

The School District is looking for school committee members, administrators, teachers, staff members, parents, guardians, and/or members of the community that are interested in joining the committee, which will be tasked with finding a new superintendent. The committee is expected to meet several times per month in September through November in the evenings.

Chicopee Mayor John Vieau sent 22News the following statement, “As chairman of the School Committee, I will serve as the chair of the search committee. The Vice Chair of the School Committee, Susan Szetela will also serve along with the President of the CEA (Chicopee Education Association). The search committee is expected to present the finalists to the School Committee for consideration.”

Anyone interested in applying for the committee can email a letter of interest to superintendentsearch@cpsge.org. The deadline to apply is August 10th by 4:00 p.m. If multiple people are qualified to fill a position on the committee, a lottery will be held to decide who will fill the position.

The Chicopee School Committee relieved former School Superintendent Lynn Clark of her duties one day after she was indicted by a federal grand jury back in April. The 51-year-old was arrested at her Belchertown home and was indicted on two charges of making false statement in connection with sending 99 threatening messages to a candidate for Chicopee Police Chief. Clark’s attorney, Jared Olanoff, told 22News back in April that she pled not guilty and denies allegations against her that she lied to FBI investigators.

The Chicopee School District has been without a permanent Superintendent since April. The Mayor’s office told 22News the process will be under the guidance of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC).