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February 11, 2014

NCCS continues search for new leader

CHAMPLAIN — The deadline is nearing for candidates interested in serving as Northeastern Clinton Central School’s new superintendent.

Superintendent Peter Turner left the school in spring 2012 to accept a post at Carthage Central School.

He was followed by Jerry Blair, who served as interim district leader until September 2013, when he stepped down, citing “unforeseen personal circumstances.”

Blair was replaced by former Peru School Superintendent A. Paul Scott, who continues in the interim post.

For the past several months, the board has been conducting a search for NCCS’s next leader with the help of its search consultant, Champlain Valley Educational Services Superintendent Dr. Mark Davey.

A deadline of Friday, Feb. 14, has been set for prospective candidates to apply for the position.

Scott said the board will meet with Davey later this month to go over the applications and select candidates to be granted first-round interviews with the board.

Those interviews will likely take place in early March, he said, after which second-round candidates will be identified to interview again with the board, as well as with constituent groups comprising NCCS teachers, parents, administrators, support staff and other representatives of the school community.

Second-round interviews are expected to take place during the week of March 10, Scott continued, and will likely be followed by a third round of interviews during the week of March 17.

He anticipates the district’s next superintendent will be appointed in late March or early April and will assume the position on or about July 1.

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