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Several Applicants For WCS Top Job

Re-opening the search for Waterville Central School District’s next superintendent has led to several people applying for the position.

At last week’s WCS Board of Education meeting, Board President Steve Stanton said an update from Dr. Patricia Kilburn, superintendent of Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES, showed the applications have yielded a good pool of candidates. Later this month Board members will interview up to six of those candidates, with Community Forums for the finalists in early December.

Waterville’s search last year and this spring led to one finalist, who was not chosen by the board to fill the vacancy created in July when Chuck Chafee retired. That search brought out only five applicants, about 10 or more fewer than this time.

The community can help with input now through a survey. On the Superintendent Search ThoughtExchange people can share their thoughts and also rate those of others.

To participate in the Thought Exchange, visit

People are encouraged to fill out the survey more than once. Ratings will help the Board understand the most important areas to focus on for our District.

Participation will be open until Friday, Nov. 13.

The board meeting lasted about an hour and started with members of the High School Student Council giving…

The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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