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East Aurora poised to announce new superintendent Monday

Updated: February 2, 2014 12:34PM

AURORA — East Aurora School Board members are scheduled to announce their pick for a new superintendent on Monday.

According to an agenda posted Friday morning, School Board members will consider a motion related to the “selection of new superintendent of schools” at their Monday meeting.

School Board members met five times in closed executive session over the last two weeks as they moved closer to making a final decision.

The district began working to replace current superintendent Jerome Roberts last summer, when officials hired an executive search firm to help with the process.

Roberts, who has served as the district’s superintendent since 2006, is retiring when his contract expires at the end of June.

The search firm conducted focus groups, public forums and solicited comments via an online survey during the search process.

The firm found that the East Aurora community was looking for a candidate who could lead in an ethnically and culturally diverse community, inspire trust in the community and model high standards.

Community members also were looking for someone with good people skills, the ability to present a positive image for the district and the ability to make solid decisions by soliciting input when necessary.

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