1999-08-14 / Front Page

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Bromme Picked To Be Acting Super
By Howard Schwach


Matt Bromme, long-time Principal of mainland Junior High School 210 and district head of the Congress of Supervisor’s and Administrator’s (CSA), the principal’s union, has been elected by Community School Board 27 as the Interim Acting School Superintendent to replace the outgoing Brenda Isaacs. In order for Bromme’s appointment to become official, the board has to vote one more time "on the stage" at the public meeting to be held next Thursday night. The appointment then has to be approved by schools Chancellor Rudy Crew. It is widely expected that Crew will approve the appointment.

Four candidates applied for the Interim Acting position: Bromme; Rhia Warren, principal of Junior High School 226; Tom DeMarco, principal of Public School 215 and Rita Gerimitta, Director of Literacy Programs at the district office and a past public school principal.

The vote, held during an executive session of the board, was reportedly not unanimous.

Bromme will take the reins of the district as soon as Isaacs completes her work and retires. It is expected that this will take place sometime prior to the beginning of the school term for supervisors on August 30. Teachers are due back in schools on September 7 and students will begin school on September 9.

The board and a screening committee made up of 14 parents and three union representatives must then begin its work in choosing a new superintendent. Under Chancellor’s new Regulation C-37, the search process and the interview process will take up to several months to complete.

The parent screening committee cannot be compiled until the school year begins and school rep-resentatives are chosen to elect the 14 parent members. A 20-day application process must be proceeded by advertisements both locally and nationally.

After that is completed and the screening committee is in place, there is a 45 day timeline for the screening committee and a 30-day timeline for the board to complete their work.

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