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Brewster School Board Shortens Conway's Title

file photo: Jane Sandbank and Timothy Conway at a Brewster school board meeting
file photo: Jane Sandbank and Timothy Conway at a Brewster school board meeting

Brewster schools chief Timothy Conway just had a word removed from his title: Interim.

Here's the text of the school board's announcement on the district's website:

After a five month search and reviewing over two dozen applicants, the Board of Education is very pleased to announce that we have selected the person to lead our district.   Please join us in welcoming the new Superintendent of Brewster Central Schools, Dr. Timothy J. Conway!

Thank you to everyone who helped in this process from the focus groups which identified the qualities that you wanted in a Superintendent to the community forums where we discussed the candidates' long/short suits. It helped the Board to have this input and it did shape our decision.

Conway took on the interim job in January, at Superintendent Jane Sandbank's retirement. But, as he said in a letter to parents at the time, he wasn't a newcomer to the district. He arrived in 2004, and served as assistant superintendent for business and deputy superintendent. 

His two priorities as interim were increasing opportunities for communication and collaboration and planning for 2014-15 to balance student needs with the community's ability to pay.

Now he has a three-year contract and a $250,000 annual salary, according to The Journal News. 

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