ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School will have a new administrative setup for most of the 2012-13 school year and beyond.
The New York State Education Department has decided to allow the ELCS School Board a variance to blend two key leadership roles into one full-time administrative position.
The variance is in response to the School Board’s decision this past spring to combine the job of superintendent with that of building principal.
The board has already put out regional and statewide classified advertising for the combined superintendent/principal position, according to A. Paul Scott, the former Peru Central School superintendent who is serving as interim superintendent at ELCS.
Former ELCS School Superintendent Gail Else retired unexpectedly in June.
The application deadline for the new position is Sept. 10.
Scott said the board expects to select candidates in mid September for preliminary interviews with the School Board during the week of Sept. 24.
The recruitment timetable calls for second-round interviews by the School Board in early October, with applicants who are still under close consideration for the combined position. Those candidates will also interview with a committee of stakeholders representing parents, teachers, students and other groups.
Scott said that by mid October, the third and final round of interviews is expected to be held, with one or more top candidates.
Appointment of an administrator and establishment of an employment contract would likely take place the last week of October, he said.
The new superintendent/principal is expected to start work on or about Dec. 1.
Scott told the Press-Republican that the position has a salary range of $100,000 to $115,000, “commensurate with experience.”
Requirements for the job, he said, include a “strong background and proven abilities in personnel management, budgeting and finance, instructional programs and curriculum, community relations, a history of strong leadership, professional integrity and the enthusiasm to motivate others.”
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