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February 13, 2013

Agency reviews superintendent options with New Castle board

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NEW CASTLE — BOARD STABILITY

“The superintendent can only do as much as a healthy board allows,” Templeton pointed out. “It’s a challenge to put nine members on a board and keep them on a team. It requires a board that’s operating on all cylinders as well.”

Board member Anna Pascarella said the person hired should have a diverse background. School director Barb Razzano said she would like someone “who can think outside the box.”

“You’d better find somebody who wants a big challenge coming here, who’s not going to be scared away,” commented board member Dr. Marilyn Berkely. She pointed out the district is in the midst of a school consolidation project that the superintendent will have to oversee.

While some people see the glass as half full and some see it half empty, “you want somebody who goes and fills up that glass,” Manley added. “We’re all in this for the kids.”

Templeton said he intends to keep a presence in the district after the hiring.

“We need to be here when the search is over,” Templeton said. “We really want to service you through this whole process.”

(Email: dwachter@ncnewsonline.com)

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