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Superintendent search survey results released by school board

— “This is the most important job a school board has — hiring a superintendent,” Manning said.

Dubik announced in June his intention to retire in 2014. In September, the school board voted to hire Manning as the superintendent search consultant — which he does for free as head of the OCM BOCES — versus hiring a private search firm.

The announcement that Cazenovia will hire a new superintendent was posted online and throughout the state in mid-October, and the deadline for the district to receive applications is Nov. 29. Once all the applications have been received, Manning and the school board will narrow the field to a group of finalists. Each finalist will spend an entire day in the district for a tour and for interviews in mid-February. The intention is to hire a candidate in March, Manning said.

Also at the meeting, the board:

—Approved an updated resolution concerning the proposed capital project that added a sentence to the previously passed resolution to allow the district to levy a tax on the taxable property of the school district to pay back the incurred debt of the project. This power to levy the tax is mandated by state law and inadvertently left out of the prior capital project resolution. Assistant Superintendent Bill Furlong reiterated to the board that there will be no additional tax impacts to district residents from the project.

—Announced public meeting, public vote and open house dates concerning the proposed capital project. Open houses will be at the middle school and high school at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, and at Burton Street Elementary School at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. A public hearing on the proposed capital project will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the high school auditorium. The public vote on the capital project will be held between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6.

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