May 25, 2018
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Rockland district continues search for new superintendent

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — Regional School Unit 13 may not have a new superintendent in place by July 1 as planned, the board chairman says.

Greg Hamlin said the board did not reach a consensus Monday evening when it held a meeting to discuss the candidates that had been interviewed Saturday. He said another meeting has yet to be scheduled.

Hamlin was elected to the Thomaston Board of Selectmen on Tuesday but said he may delay being sworn into the seat to continue with the search in the school district. He said state law prohibits him from serving both as a selectman and school board representative. Traditionally, newly elected selectmen are sworn in at the next town meeting — scheduled for Wednesday night, June 13. The Board of Selectmen is not scheduled to meet again, however, until June 26.

The school board chairman said no offer has been made to any candidate. He said options include reaching a consensus on one of the finalists or renewing the search.

Neal Guyer has served as interim superintendent for the school district since December, when Judy Lucarelli left to take a job with the Muskie School at the University of Southern Maine. Guyer, who has been an administrator with SAD 50 and later RSU 13, which is the consolidation of SADs 5 and 50, has declined to say whether he is one of the three finalists.

RSU 13 has about 2,000 students and more than 400 staff members. The district consists of Rockland, Thomaston, St. George, Owls Head, South Thomaston and Cushing.

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