DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The position of SAD 68 superintendent has been offered to Alan Smith, superintendent of schools in Greenbush and Milford, according to a local official.
Smith, one of 12 candidates and one of two interviewed, was hired Tuesday by SAD 68 directors. He is expected to start July 1 with a salary of $97,000 and he will receive single-subscriber health insurance benefits.
In addition to serving as superintendent, Smith will serve as administrator of the gifted and talented program and as administrator of the federal programs and funds, according to current Superintendent Ann Bridge.
Directors initially had looked at sharing a superintendent with another district but the discussions came too late, according to Bridge. In addition, the district discovered this year that the administrative cuts they made last year have made getting the work done in the district very difficult, she said Thursday.
Bridge, who came out of retirement to take a one-year position, was not interested in continuing as superintendent, she said. She had accepted the position in July 2008.
Smith, who could not be reached for comment Thursday, has served previously as superintendent of Union 90 (Alton, Bradley, Greenbush and Milford) before Alton and Bradley voted last month to join Regional School Unit 32.
SAD 68 directors on Tuesday also hired a new director of special services. Susan Watson of St. Albans, who is employed now in SAD 4 as a special education teacher and evaluator, is expected to begin her new duties July 1. Her salary was set at $67,000 and her health insurance benefits were capped at $15,281.