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From the Superintendent

Welcome to the Office of the Superintendent 

Bill Butler

Bill Butler
Interim Superintendent of Schools
Phone: 508-862-4953
Fax: 508-790-6454  


It is an exciting time of year as we welcome back students and staff to the 2015-2016 school year. With over 5,200 students and more than 800 employees, including 500 professional staff, Barnstable is the largest K-12 school system on Cape Cod.

As we prepare for the start of the school year, the School Committee is also moving forward in its search for a new permanent superintendent of schools by establishing a Superintendent Search Committee to review applications, interview candidates, and recommend finalist to the School Committee. The membership of the search committee will be announced at the September 2nd School Committee meeting.

The tentative schedule for the search is as follows:

Set Search Committee

September 2, 2015

Search Committee Prep Meeting


Open Search

September 7, 2015

Advertise for Position

September 7, 2015

Conduct Focus Forums

TBD (September 7-30, 2015)

Close Search

October 9, 2015

Screening of Applicants

October 18, 2015

Search Committee Interviews

November 1-15, 2015

Search Committee Conclusion/Summary

by November 16, 2015

School Committee Interviews

November 30, 2015 –

December 12, 2015

Visits to School Systems

December 12 - 20, 2015


by January 1, 2016

Start Date


The focus forums to be conducted by the district’s search consultants, the Massachusetts Association of School Committees and the Center for Executive Search at the Cape Cod Collaborative, offer an excellent opportunity for input from parents, teachers, town and district leaders, and community members. The dates, times, and locations of the forums will be publicized as soon as they have been determined.

Although the School Committee hopes to announce the selection of a new permanent superintendent by January 1, 2016, the new superintendent’s actual start date will depend on his or her current employment status. Many actively-employed superintendents are unable to start in a new district until the end of the school year.

In the meantime, I look forward to continuing to work with the School Committee, our leadership team, and the entire staff to provide high quality academic and extracurricular opportunities for the children of Barnstable.

Our Vision

The vision of the Barnstable Public Schools is to provide a common, standards-based educational program that will enable EVERY student to achieve rigorous performance standards in order to graduate college and career ready. 


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