The superintendent for the Pulaski Central School District may be hired for Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES' highest position Thursday.

The BOCES board will vote on whether to appoint Brian K. Hartwell as its next superintendent, according to the agenda for Thursday's meeting posted on the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES website. If the board approves Hartwell, his employment will be effective May 21, 2018 to May 20, 2021.

The BOCES said it will not provide further information on Hartwell's possible hiring until Thursday. Hartwell has been the Pulaski superintendent since 2014 and had previously served as the principal of Oswego High School.

The potential appointment would be coming almost a year after the previous full-time superintendent, Denise Dzikowski, resigned in March 2017. Dzikowski had been in that position for less than a year. Chris Todd, who leads the BOCES in Oswego County, became the interim superintendent for the Cayuga-Onondaga district later that month. Over the summer, the state education department allowed the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES to start looking for a full-time leader after conducting a standard review of its operations.

When a BOCES superintendent leaves their position, an assessment is conducted by the state to determine if the affected BOCES should be restructured. That step must be done before a search for a replacement superintendent can start.

Todd served as a non-paid search consultant for the superintendent search.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES building, 1879 West Genesee Street Road, Aurelius.

Staff writer Kelly Rocheleau can be reached at (315) 282-2243 or Follow him on Twitter @KellyRocheleau.


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