August 25, 2013

Superintendent hopefuls down to five


---- — CHATEAUGAY — A field of 30 applicants has been reduced to five for an initial round of interviews for the Chateaugay Central School District’s superintendent job.

Steven Shafer, superintendent of the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton Board of Cooperative Educational Services, said the Chateaugay Central School Board reviewed the 30 applications on Aug. 12 and reduced the number of possible candidates to 15.

During a second session on Aug. 19, the board selected five people to interview.

Shafer said board members will hold the first series of interviews on either Sept. 9 or 10.

The district is seeking to fill the superintendent position left vacant when Dale Breault left Chateaugay Central in July after 18 years as a teacher and administrator.

He took the post of assistant director of the Northeastern Regional Information Center in Plattsburgh.

Wayne Walbridge, a former Malone Central School District superintendent who retired for the second time there in June, is the interim superintendent at Chateaugay until a new person is hired.

The annual salary for the Chateaugay position is advertised between $95,000 and $110,000.

The district hopes to have someone in place by Nov. 1, Shafer said.

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