Update: The agenda has been released. On Monday, February 6th, a continued discussion of who will be superintendent will happen.
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Two rounds of voting during a committee meeting this Tuesday evening to elect a new superintendent for Chicopee Public Schools, turned up no winner.
Candidates must secure 8 votes out of the committee’s 11 members to claim this seat. A total of six committee members voted for candidate Marcus Ware of Windham Public Schools. While five voted for the continuation of current Chicopee Public Schools interim superintendent Alvin Morton. No votes were cast for the third candidate, Lee Public Schools’ superintendent Michael J. Richard.
Since the state law requires 48 hours until the agenda is to be posted, the committee therefore can meet again Friday at the earliest to decide on the next vote recount. In hopes of ending the month’s-long search for a superintendent.
The need for a permanent superintendent comes after the previous superintendent Lynn Clark was indicted in April. After lying to the FBI about not sending threatening messages to a candidate for Chicopee Police Chief.
There were 17 candidates involved in the search for the superintendent position before three finalists were chosen.
The agenda has been released. On Monday, February 6th, a continued discussion of who will be superintendent will happen.