June 7, 2022 By Carol Britton Meyer
Asst. Supt. of Schools Jamie LaBillois has accepted a position with the Brockton Public Schools as assistant superintendent of student support services, Interim Supt. of Schools Gary Maestas announced to the School Committee Monday night.
"This is a bittersweet evening for me, our administrators, and the School Committee. We want the community to know that we are very proud of the work Jamie has done for the school district and the kids. That's what's at the core of what you do," Maestas said to LaBillois. "Your skills and experience are just so perfect for this new role, and we're excited for you."
LaBillois thanked the committee and the school community for the "privilege to work with such a talented faculty over the last six years. It has truly been the honor of my career, and I'm lucky to have something that makes saying goodbye so difficult."
LaBillois went on to say that he will be cheering the Hingham Public Schools faculty "from afar and watching all the wonderful things that Hingham has in store. I will miss you all deeply."
Maestas explained the process moving forward. New Supt. of Schools Dr. Margaret Adams is expected to post an interim assistant superintendent position. "This will give her a chance to see what the job needs. I think she may be considering doing a new assistant superintendent of schools job description," he said. "The interim role will allow her to put that together."
The administration is hoping for a July 1 start for the interim position, following a recommendation to the School Committee and their approval. "We expect an advertisement to be posted internally for this position, probably this week," Maestas said.
School Committee Chair Michelle Ayer wished LaBillois well in his new position, calling it "an amazing opportunity." She referred to LaBillois as "a talented administrator," predicting that he will do "amazing things [in his new position] like [he] did here."
In other business at the meeting, Maestas announced that the HPS strategic plan is about 90 percent complete and that he expects it will be presented at the Tuesday, June 21, School Committee meeting.