Search under way for new Lake Placid principals

LAKE PLACID – The Lake Placid Central School District is now advertising for two principal vacancies at the middle-high school.

The district began advertising the positions in regional newspapers this week. The advertisement appears in today’s edition of the Enterprise.

“The Lake Placid Central School District announces a vacancy for a Middle School Principal (grades 6-8) and a High School Principal (grades 9-12) effective for the 2013-14 school year,” it reads.

Rick Retrosi is currently serving as interim principal of the middle-high school, and his appointment expires at the end of the school year. Michael Fellion began working as the middle-high school’s interim assistant principal this week and will stay on board through June 30.

At Tuesday’s school board meeting, district Superintendent Randy Richards said he and district Clerk Karen Angelopoulos put together brochures that explain the positions and that those will be sent out to various outlets to attract candidates. Richards said the district plans to use the On-Line Application Systems recruitment website to advertise the jobs, too.

“It’s a little expensive, a little pricey, but that will be statewide,” he said. “We’ll run regional searches through the newspaper, direct mailings – but that OLAS site is the hub for all administrative jobs in New York state. It hits a much broader population.”

Posting to OLAS would cost about $1,200, Richards said. The job postings will also be posted in the Watertown Daily Times and the Plattsburgh Press-Republican, and they may also be printed in the Malone Telegram and Glens Falls Post-Star. Angelopoulos said the district won’t run advertisements in the Albany Times Union because that newspaper is too expensive.

The cutoff date for resumes to be submitted to the district is March 21.

The district also plans to hire someone to provide temporary administrative assistance to Angelopoulos while she assists in sorting through applications.

“The plan is that Karen will take care of the applications, and we’ll get a sub in to cover Karen’s desk, since Karen knows the process,” school board President Mary Dietrich said.