A. Paul Scott to lead ELCS during transition

School board seeking combo super/principal

Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School

Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Former Peru Superintendent A. Paul Scott will oversee Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School during its transition to a new superintendent.

“Mr. Scott is highly qualified with decades of experience,” ELCS School Board President Brett Sicola said about the decision. “The board was very impressed with his interview and what he will be able to bring to the community.”

Scott will be paid $450 per day for work, which will not include holidays, vacation days or sick time.

Scott will oversee the district while the school board looks to permanently fill the position that was vacated by the retirement of Gail Else.

However, the board is also looking to combine the positions of superintendent and principal, which is currently held by Jennifer Bull.

“So far, she has not expressed an interest,” Sicola said about Bull as a potential applicant in the search. “We are going back to a combo position, and we have already started the paperwork with the state that is needed to have a waiver granted to combine the two positions.”

Sicola said that in its discussions, the school board wanted to streamline the administrative makeup of the district.

“We want to make things streamlined so we can have more effectively communicate with the community through one person,” Sicola said.

Sicola said that the advertising process for the position would be done over the summer, with interviews being conducted in September and October with an expected Dec. 1 start date.

“Our interview process will include the community and members of our teaching staff,” Sicola said. “We are planning a pretty comprehensive process for our interviews.”

Scott started work for the district July 2.

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