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Former Education Commissioner Helping in Wayne Superintendent Search

Consulting firm owner is volunteering his time to the district, report says.

The Wayne Board of Education is looking to use the same search tactics that found Superintendent Ray Gonzalez two years ago to find his replacement.

According to a NorthJersey.com report, the district is once again working with Dr. William Librera, a former Commissioner of Education for the state of New Jersey, to help find a permanent replacement for Gonzalez, who announced his resignation last month.

Librera, who owns consulting firm West Hudson Associates is currently volunteering his time to the district, the report said.

The Board of Ed has met in executive session for the past two Saturdays to start the search process to find a permanent replacement for Gonzalez, who is leaving Aug. 1., the report said.

"We are focusing on finding an educational leader who will assist us with the long-term goals of our school district," Board President Laura Stinziano told NorthJersey.com. 

Rex miatke May 21, 2014 at 03:11 PM
Is it true there is a cap ONLY on the superintendent not the assistant superintendent?? Someone just mentioned this to me and I had not heard that. Very interesting.
Pad May 22, 2014 at 04:59 AM
What is this costing the taxpayers, He broke his contract maybe Gonzalez should pay for this Super Scammer search? What a joke "Permanent Replacement". No one stays here! The come in, they take and then leave. The school district is a train wreck! Spender Gonzalez deserves $0. Can you imagine the BOE praising this guy?
WV grad May 22, 2014 at 10:26 AM
Joann, to make one last comment. Yes, I am an advocate for anyone I truly have faith in after seeing him in action a number of times and seeing his grit when someone had to show some. True, he could only serve as an interim unless he decided to rejoin the ranks. However, two years with him getting us straightened out would be more than enough. The next person coming in would have the system back on its feet properly to start running again. That's what a leader will do. And considering most of our supers have not lasted beyond two years, it's a win for the school to get a leader back where he belongs. One man's opinion. I know not everyone is a fan. That would be impossible and probably be the sign of a weak leader.
Pad May 22, 2014 at 08:15 PM
They won't bring him in I guarantee it. He knows too much and they don't want that at all. They are really looking for a puppet that they can pull the strings and he dances. After all this is Wayne! We pay the highest and get the worst Super Scammers there are. In the education world Wayne is the laughing stock of the bunch behind Paterson of course. Can't keep anyone in the #1 seat for the long haul but in the short hall these Super Scammers sure know how to fill their pockets with our hard earned tax dollars.
joann ranalletti May 23, 2014 at 09:43 AM
We all can make a difference if we either find good solid candidates to run for the BOE in November or run ourselves .Let's keep Mrs. Kazan on and elect Smith but we need at least one more solid candidate to run .

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