The Board appointed Stuart Rachlin, the current superintendent at District in Orient, as its new superintendent in a special meeting held on Thursday morning.
On Friday, Rachlin said he was very excited to join the district as the part-time superintendent. "Wainscott has a wonderful track record and a great reputation," he said. He said he is looking forward to meeting more of the school community and hearing the ideas of the site-based committee.
"The district works so well. I wouldn't want to come in with any preconceived notions of what works well for one district when it might not work so well for another," he said.
Rachlin will start on Wednesday, though his official start date is Monday, which is a holiday. He is working part-time at Oysterponds, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, until June. In November, and to start working part-time in January. He said he will work in Wainscott on Mondays and Wednesdays or Wednesdays and Fridays, depending on what's going on at the school.
According to Nancy McCaffrey, the president of the board, he will be paid $48,000 per year and will not receive benefits.
as of Saturday. McCaffrey said on Friday afternoon that she expects it to be a smooth transition.
meant to introduce the community to the two finalists. George Aman withdrew his application just before the meeting because he decided that he could not resign his position on the Board, which would be a condition of his hiring.
McCaffrey explained that the board decided to hire Rachlin after Aman dropped out. "It was a toss up between the two of them really," she said. "We didn't feel it was necessary to dip into the pool again." She said there were four other viable candidates besides the two finalists.