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Osborne to take ELCS helm Nov. 13

Scott Osborne is set to return to Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School to serve as the districts new superintendent/principal.

Scott Osborne is set to return to Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School to serve as the districts new superintendent/principal.

— As the search for a new superintendent at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School wrapped up ahead of schedule, the man picked to lead the district will also get started early.

Scott Osborne is expected to take the reigns as the top administrator at ELCS Nov. 13 and will also assume the role of K-12 principal, as the school received approval to combine the positions from the state after the retirement of Gail Else.

During its regular board meeting Oct. 11, the ELCS board officially hired Osborne at a salary of $105,000 with a contract that will run through June 30, 2016.

With the announcement of the hire, interim superintendent A. Paul Scott said that Osborne and the school will host an open house and school community reception Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m.

“Immediately prior to the start of the regular monthly meeting, the Board will host a reception for the school community to welcome Scott Osborne in the auditorium,” Scott said in a statement. “School community members including parents, students, employees and other district residents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be provided for those attending this brief reception.”

Those planning to attend are asked to call the district offices at 873-6371 extension 502.

Osborne was tabbed as the new superintendent following the school board’s hiring process. The board brought in three candidates for initial interviews after receiving around 20 applications, narrowing the field by one for a second set of interviews. Just prior to the scheduled interviews, however, the second candidate decided not to continue to pursue the position leaving Osborne as the top pick of the board.

Osborne has previously served as the school’s K-12 building principal from 2007-2009.

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