The search for a new schools superintendent in Tuckahoe is going to last longer, the board announced after being disappointed in the latest round of candidates.
The interim superintendent, Edward J Reilly, is serving his second year in the post, which is the limit under state law.
Reilly joined the Tuckahoe School District after the previous superintendent, Michael Yazurlo, retired at the end of 2011. Reilly retired from the Port Jefferson school district in 2005.
Julio Urbina, president of the board of education, said there are plans to contact new search firms after the Southern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services, or SWBOCES, failed to present a suitable candidate. The school district was not charged for its efforts by SWBOCES apart from what are described as “modest” expenses for the job candidates. The new search will cost the district $20,000 to $30,000.
The board plans to provide additional information about the search process at its next budget workshop at 7:30 p.m. March 4 in the middle school/high school library at 65 Siwanoy Blvd. The topic will also be addressed at the next regular meeting of the board of education at 7:30 p.m. March 11 in the library of the middle school/high school.
The district is required by law to find a new superintendent by the 2013-2014 school year.