Roslyn school board's choice for superintendent bows out amid contract concerns
It?s back to the drawing board for the Roslyn school board in its search for a new superintendent.
Dr. Martin Brooks, currently the superintendent in Plainview-Old Bethpage, was a school board vote away from taking over a district still reeling from an $11 million embezzlement scandal. However, Brooks bowed out Wednesday amid concerns from several board members and area residents who felt Brooks? contract was too expensive. Brooks was set to make $320,000 in salary, benefits and perks.
Brooks says if the board was having a hard time coming together around his contract, then he feels it is likely the community would have a difficult time as well. The school board will now review other semifinalists for the position or select another acting person. School board president Stan Stern says he is confident the district will have a new superintendent by the time interim Superintendent David Helme steps down August 1.
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