RSU 13 board continues search for superintendent
Rockland — Members of the Regional School Unit 13 Board of Directors met for more than three hours Tuesday night, July 3, in almost non-stop executive sessions, and the outcome was a decision to interview another candidate for the superintendent's job.
Initially, meeting for more than an hour with their attorney on a legal matter, the board stopped to have a snack and then went back into session among themselves behind closed doors for another hour and a half on a personnel matter.
Board Chairman Tess Kilgour said at the end of the sessions, "We are working diligently to get the best superintendent we possibly can. In that spirit, we are going to interview another candidate."
She would not say who the candidate would be or when the interview would be conducted.
The board has kept the interviews for the superintendent's position in secrecy throughout the process. In the seven months since former Superintendent Judith Lucarelli resigned to take another job, the board has had 18 applicants and seen only three. The Search Committee has presented five people to the board, Kilgour said.
"We're going back to a different person," Kilgour said. "We're still interviewing," she added, when asked if the board had run out of candidates.
Interim Superintendent Neal Guyer, who until two weeks ago was an applicant for the permanent job, but who pulled out when he learned that he was not the finalist, had agreed to stay on as interim superintendent until last Friday. Kilgour said the board will ask him to stay on until the permanent position is filled.
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