The tenure of may not last very long – the school board might be selecting its permanent replacement for around January, according to a representative of the firm helping with the search.
A mix of about 20 current superintendents, principals and other "front office personnel" from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York are in the running, said Jan Furman, of Leadership Advantage LLC.
According to Furman, the application deadline for candidates will close Sept. 15 and the school board will then be given a list of six-to-eight candidates that meet their preferred characteristics on Oct. 15.
References will have been checked and applications will be vetted, Furman said. The candidates will be interviewed by the board, with input from the community.
"After our meeting tonight I think it's a realistic expectation there will be an appointment and Glen Rock will have a new superintendent shortly after the first of the year," Furman said.
Rona McNabola, the school board president, said the timeline outlined by Furman may be a little aggressive for the board's liking.
"Although Jan said we could be appointing somebody for January 1st, that's based on her opinion," McNabola said. "We're not 100 percent sure, and we're very fortunate to know that we have Ray Albano here through June 30th should we need him."
in June after three years in Glen Rock, two years before his contract was to expire.
Because of the caps the governor levied on superintendent pay, Verducci's permanent successor is likely to have much less experience.
to its new schools chief, about $70,000 less than it paid Verducci in 2011-2012.
Albano, appointed on an interim basis, is paid $605 per day to work three or four days a week. His appointment ends June 30, 2013.