BC News

July 22, 2011

Superintendent search advances to stakeholder groups

The search for BC's next superintendent is nearing its final stages, with three candidates advancing to interviews with stakeholder groups representing a broad-cross section of the district.

Those interviews are scheduled for late this month and early August. More than 60 community members are involved in the process through the following six stakeholder groups: parents; community members at large; students; teachers; support staff; and administrators.

"We are very pleased to have such broad community participation in this process," Board of Education President Diane Giacone Stever said. "Selecting a superintendent is one of the most important decisions Board members make, and it's certainly not something we would do without involving the community."

In March, Superintendent Michael Tebbano announced his retirement effective January 1, 2012. The Board of Education then appointed consultants from Capital Region BOCES to guide a comprehensive search process.

The Board selected the three candidates to advance to the stakeholders after conducting first round interviews with 11 applicants for the position. Those 11 were selected from a pool of 40 applications for the position fielded from around New York and across the country.

The names of the three candidates who will be interviewed by the stakeholder groups are confidential at this point to protect their privacy and the integrity of the search process.

The feedback from the stakeholder groups will be helpful as the Board nears a final interview round and its deliberations.

The Board's goal is to identify the successful candidate by September. At this point, it is expected that this person would start with the district on or about January 1, 2012.