By Jordan Cohen
The board of education hopes to get the public involved in its search for a successor to retiring Superintendent Rocco Adduci.
Cheryl Ryan, board services consultant for the Ohio School Boards Association, said the board expects to have “comment focus groups” to discuss the search at least two times in March. No specific dates have been selected.
The board voted in January to hire the OSBA at a cost of nearly $7,000 to assist with its search for Adduci’s successor. Among the OSBA’s recommendations is development of a brochure that will highlight the school district and the Niles community.
Ryan said the board is working with a “tentative” time line in which the next superintendent would be “hired and moving into the district by mid- or late May.”
Adduci, whose salary is approximately $92,000, announced his retirement in a letter to the board last November effective July 31, the end of the current school year. The superintendent, an educator for nearly 35 years, is uncertain about his future plans. “All my options are open,” he said.