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Lake Placid Central School seeks new set of candidates for vacant principal position

— The Lake Placid Central School District is continuing the search for a principal for the Middle-High School.

Recently, the district concluded a four-month search process for a Middle-High School Principal, and unfortunately it did not yield a leader.

After advertising throughout the State and reviewing approximately forty applications, a team of mixed stakeholders interviewed seven candidates. The district chose one finalist for an interview with mixed stakeholder teams, contacted the finalist for an interview and was notified, via email, that the finalist was withdrawing from consideration while thanking the district for its efforts.

The district remains committed to hiring the best possible leader it can for the high school as new initiatives such as those contained in Race-To-The-Top and the formation of a district plan in response to the district's designation as a focus district will demand a very skilled and effective leader.

The interview team will meet to debrief the initial search process to determine if any changes are needed. In the meantime, Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Randy Richards, recommended to the Board of Education that the district continues with the two interim principals at the Middle and High School and re-opens the search in April 2013 with the goal of having the new leader in place and transitioning at the end of June 2013.

The Lake Placid Central School Board of Education will need to decide on a leadership model for the Middle/High school to maintain the traditional Principal and Assistant Principal positions for students in grades 6-12 or adopt the current leadership plan being used with the interim principals which features one principal for the Middle School 6-8 and another High School Principal for students in grades 9-12.

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