The Liberty (N.Y.) Central School Board of Education has released the names of its two finalist candidates for the position of superintendent of schools.
Dr. William Silver was most recently the superintendent of the Killingly, Connecticut Public Schools, overseeing a student population of 2,800 and a district budget of $37 million. He has held administrative positions in New York and in Connecticut.
Dr. Patricia Garcia is the superintendent in the Hempstead Union Free School District with a student enrollment of 6,500 and an annual budget of $177 million. In addition to her New York experience, she has held administrative positions in Virginia.
Finalist interviews are scheduled for the week of December 3. Committees consisting of instructional and non-instructional staff, students, administration, and members of the community will meet and interview the candidates.
The board will consider information from those groups and interview also interview the candidates.
The board hopes to make an offer to a successful candidate and complete contract negotiations so that a new superintendent can take office in January.