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School Board Asks for Patience on Superintendent Announcement

Parents and teachers will have to wait at least another week for news on hiring a new superintendent for the school district.

With the budget process behind them, district officials turned their attention to a new task at last night's school board meeting–selecting the next superintendent.

The board met publicly two days after at a community forum, which allowed parent and teacher groups to quiz the three hopefuls—current Assistant Superintendent of Schools Frank Fanelli, who has worked in the Port Chester School District since 1972; Edward Kliszus, superintendent of schools in Hackensack, NJ; and Charles Khoury, who has been an administrator in Ardsley for three years.

With an online survey and input from PTAs and other groups, school board members have heard lots of opinions from the public.

“We appreciate your feedback and improvements. There are always things we can do better,” said Board of Education President Jim Taylor.

Several people who were present during Tuesday's meeting said they appreciated the opportunity to speak face-to-face with the three educators and discuss local concerns.

“The process afforded us the opportunity to hear from three different” candidates, said John Reavis.

So when will parents, teachers and students know who will lead the school district next year?

Final interviews for the position are scheduled for this evening, but Taylor said an announcement probably wouldn't come for at least another week.

“There is no deadline for making the decision,” he said.

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