Tonawanda News

February 6, 2014

SCHOOLS: Ken-Ton hires search firm

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Tonawanda News — Ken-Ton hires search firm

The Ken-Ton School Board voted to hire the University of Rochester’s Warner Center for Professional Development and Education Reform to assist the district in the search for a new superintendent.

Board President Bob Dana said the position will be posted by the end of the week. The posting will specify a salary range of $160,000 to $190,000.

“It took a great deal of discussion and reviewed research as to current salaries of sitting superintendents in the area,” Dana said in an email. 

The advertisement will be up until early April, and the first interviews will take place at the end of April, the timeline states.

Finalists will be chosen in early May, and finalist interviews will take place a few weeks later. The preferred candidate will be chosen in late May and contract negotiations will then begin. The new superintendent will be appointed in June and begin work on Aug. 1. 

Superintendent Mark Mondanaro announced on Jan. 16 that he will retire at the end of July. He has led the district for seven years, through declining state aid and enrollment, as well as the start of the consolidation project.