Some meetings in Provincetown are in person, some are online, and some are both. Click on the meeting you want to attend on the calendar at provincetown-ma.gov for a link to an agenda and details.
Thursday, June 16
- Animal Welfare Committee, 10 a.m.
- Board of Health, 4 p.m., Town Hall
- Select Board, 5 p.m., virtual
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m., Town Hall
Tuesday, June 21
- Conservation Commission, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 22
- Local Comprehensive Plan Committee, 1 p.m., virtual
Thursday, June 23
- Public Pier Corp. Board, 5 p.m.
- Planning Board, 6 p.m., Town Hall
Principal to Become Supt.
The school committee has offered Principal Gerry Goyette the job of interim superintendent.
The June 14 unanimous vote stipulates that Goyette’s position be full-time. That is a big change for Provincetown. With only 141 students, the district has been led by part-time superintendents working three days per week for the last 13 years at least.
Goyette became the principal of the preschool-through-eighth-grade district one year ago.
“I’m vested in this community, and I will do this job and get this job done,” Goyette told the school committee.
They must now negotiate a salary and figure out who the interim principal will be while the search for a permanent superintendent continues.
When Supt. Suzanne Scallion announced her retirement in April, the school committee advertised for a new superintendent. But the springtime search was not successful, said Eva Enos, the committee chair. The search committee heard from only eight applicants, and none of them met the committee’s criteria. They are looking for a leader who has experience with International Baccalaureate (I.B.) schools because Provincetown has an I.B. curriculum. Candidates must also have management and teaching experience and a superintendent’s license.
Enos said her committee would like the permanent position to be full-time. That will cost more than the previous part-time position, which paid between $60,000 and $70,000. They will trim the budget elsewhere to make it happen, she said.
“We would like to open up that pool of applicants not just to retirees,” said Enos. “A person at the height of their career needs a full-time job. We see that our district is growing, and no matter what the size, the superintendent has a lot of things to do.”
After drastic enrollment dips — to a low of 120 students in 2018 — the school has been slowly gaining new pupils.
“We are in a good place,” Enos said. “We don’t want to lose the momentum.” —K.C. Myers