Editorial: Meet the finalists

Madison Metropolitan School District building

There will be two significant changes in leadership in Madison next year with the hiring of both a new police chief and school superintendent and we now know the final candidates for the second of those two jobs.

Your opportunity to meet the three finalists vying to become the next superintendent of the Madison School District is coming up in a couple of weeks and we hope you’ll take advantage of it. We want to know what you think. And the Madison School Board needs to know what you think.

While it may be clichéd to emphasize the importance of the job there seems to be a greater diversity of opinions about the duties of the superintendent and the qualifications required to perform those duties. This is a leadership position for which the greater community has declared accountability, and for which the greater community must exercise responsibility. Visit the district’s web site for candidate biographies and the dates for school visits, interviews and public forums.