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The Lakeland Central School District Board of Education has selected School Leadership, LLC as its superintendent search firm. The vote took place at its board meeting on Thursday, November 7, 2019 where the firm was approved unanimously by the board members in attendance. Current Superintendent Dr. George Stone previously announced that he will retire on June 30, 2020 after serving in his role for 10 years.
“One of the most significant responsibilities of a New York State school board is to hire and evaluate the Superintendent of Schools,” explained Michael Daly, LCSD BOE President. “At our July 11 meeting, the board determined that hiring a professional search firm would provide us with access to the quality of talent that Lakeland has come to expect from its leadership. After careful evaluation and positive referrals from multiple references, we determined that School Leadership was the best fit for our district.”
Leslie Portnoy, a Math AIS Teacher at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, is the October 2019 recipient of the Lakeland Central School District’s Mission Essential Recognition Award. Board President Michael Daly and Superintendent Dr. George Stone presented Mr. Portnoy with the award in a surprise ceremony held November 6 at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School. Recipients are given a specially developed pin and certificate. All winners will be recognized at the year-end Board of Education meeting in June 2020. (read more)