press release january 4, 2024


For Immediate Release 

Superintendent Search Underway: HYA Seeks Participants for Focus Group

Superintendent Messore announced in August that, after a long career in Barrington Public Schools, he will be retiring at the end of the 2023-2024 school year. HYA, the firm conducting the Superintendent search for Barrington Public Schools, is holding a series of focus groups next week and is seeking the participation of community stakeholders.

A community focus group for Barrington residents who are neither parents/guardians of BPS students nor employed by the school district will take place virtually on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at 10:00 AM

Residents who would like to participate in the community focus group should complete the form linked here:

Different focus group sessions for Barrington Public Schools families and staff members will also be taking place during the week of January 8-13, 2024. Please note that Barrington residents who fall into either of these categories have already received information about the family and staff focus groups and should not sign up to participate in this community focus group.

Feedback from each of these focus group sessions will help the search firm determine what Barrington community members are looking for in the district’s next Superintendent and will help guide the Barrington School Committee as they move forward with the search, interview, and hiring processes this school year.