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The Frontier School District has set in motion a specification development report for its superintendent search to replace James C. Bodziak, who retired in September.

The advertising specifications were crafted by School Leadership, a regional search firm that the board hired in August.

Interim Superintendent Paul G. Hashem, who is expected to serve for the remainder of the school year, noted the level of dedication by the board. “They’re looking for the best fit for the head puzzle piece of the district,” Hashem said. “The board is looking for qualities that all the stakeholder groups want.”

“The hope is not to get just a good superintendent, but to get a good superintendent for a bunch of years,” Hashem said.

His point underscored the fact that the district has had about eight school chiefs, including interim leaders, in the past decade.

The district has not formally established a salary range it would consider for a new superintendent, but advertising in many forms is expected to begin in January.

Board President Janet MacGregor Plarr outlined a six-pronged report for the search that is expected to be posted on the district’s Web site as early as today.

It contains details of a recruitment letter to be prepared and mailed by School Leadership to approximately 1,400 people nationally, as well as an ad in two issues of the national publication, Education Week, in print and online.

There also are plans for a 30-day posting on the Web site of the New York State Council of School Superintendents, as well as on the Web site of the School Administrators Association of New York.

There also will be an online posting and ad in one publication of the New York State School Boards Association.

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