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October 24, 2012

Assistant Superintendent takes Vantine's place as interim district head in Tonawanda



Scullion’s temporary assumption of the position came after Vantine announced his retirement in August. Vantine didn’t offer much of a reason apart from his desire to retire, but his announcement came at a big time for the district with capital project plans looming as well as other important district business pending, including a decision on what to do with Central School. 

The search for Vantine’s replacement is moving forward, with initial interviews for six to nine candidates scheduled for this week.

The names of the candidates are not currently being released. 

The interviews will be conducted by a search committee made up of community members involved in various city organizations. The committee members will be given a set list of questions and will then complete an anonymous survey about each candidate.

The board will use that feedback to whittle the candidates down to three or four individuals and will then conduct a second interview. 

The position was first advertised Sept. 1 after the board met with Donald Ogilvie, superintendent for Erie 1 BOCES, who was appointed to head the search. 

The salary range for the position was posted at no more than $160,000 after the board’s lengthy discussion last month. 

Vantine was paid $158,000, but board members remain hesitant to pay a similar amount unless the candidate shows significant experience.

The current plan will have a new superintendent in place by January or February. 

Contact reporter

Jessica Bagley

at 693-1000, ext. 4150.




Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000, ext. 4150.

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