Brick BOE to Choose New Superintendent Tonight

Meeting follows rounds of interviews

The Brick Township Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting Tuesday night where board members will appoint the district's new superintendent.

The appointment follows rounds of interviews conducted by board members over the last few weeks. Those interviews, consistent with state laws, were conducted in private.

Candidates for the position had until May 1 to apply for the job of leading Brick's school system, one of the state's largest suburban districts in the state with just under 10,000 students.

Assuming a superintendent is appointed at the meeting Tuesday, he or she may be able to begin in Brick by Aug. 1, after a customary 60 days notice is given to the candidate's former district, officials have said.

Current Superintendent Walter Hrycenko's contract was not renewed last year by board members. He will revert to the position of assistant superintendent, the last position in which he holds tenure, when the new schools chief takes the helm. The current assistant superintendent, Patricia Lorusso, will be bumped to the position of principal, her last tenured position.

The meeting is set for Tuesday at 7 p.m. at .

DennyD May 29, 2012 at 04:10 PM
No mention of the McConnell situation? Dowling?
Daniel Nee (Editor) May 29, 2012 at 04:31 PM
The only item on the agenda is the superintendent appointment. This isn't a regular board meeting, it's a special meeting just for the super selection.
Ashamed May 29, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Why do they need a meeting to announce the hiring of a superintendent? They could have just sent an announcement to the media..right? We know it has nothing to do with transparency, this BOE can be called many things, but transparent is not one of them.
Daniel Nee (Editor) May 29, 2012 at 04:49 PM
The new superintendent's appointment must be approved by a vote. In order to vote, the board must hold a public meeting in accordance with NJ law.
JD May 29, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Ashamed... They have to vote on it... presumably his/her contract need to be voted on also.
J.JONES May 29, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Is Lorusso takeing McConnell position???
J.JONES May 29, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Bricktown B.S. at its best ..
JD May 29, 2012 at 07:37 PM
btw Dan.. Who is it? What school is he/she from?
AM Tarnowski May 29, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Recommend the submission of a draft Employment Agreement to the County Executive Superintendent of Schools for the appointment of Walter Uszenski Ed.D. as Superintendent of Schools for a term of four (4) years, commencing on or about August 1, 2012, at a salary of $175,00.00. Final action shall be taken by the Board upon the County Executive Superintendent’s approval of said draft Employment Agreement. The Brick BOE invites all residents to meet and welcome the new Superintendent of Schools when he is introducted to the community at the June 21st regualr meeting, 7PM BTHS.
DennyD May 29, 2012 at 10:32 PM
I wonder if Mr. Campbell is going to refer to him as Walter during the BOE meetings.
JD May 29, 2012 at 11:23 PM
He lives in Brick.. lol... that was a hiring criteria... Super of Spotswood schools...
DennyD May 30, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Mannington Township???(an elementary school) like if he ran Osbornville as a separate district. Then Spotswood? Another, jerkwater. small non-entity. That is what we spent 8K to find? Before 2015, we'll be looking again.
AM Tarnowski May 30, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Positive thinking please! We don't want to start off on a bad foot! We have to give Dr. U a chance first. Remember what you said at the meeting Denny- it's time we come together as a District.
My Two Cents Worth May 30, 2012 at 12:53 AM
AM Tarnowski, Amen to that. And with a McConnell tenure we can come together as a District to the benefit of the CHILDREN.
JD May 30, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Denny, Living in Brick carried more weight than any other criteria per BOE!! Ridiculous!!
Mrs. G. May 30, 2012 at 10:46 AM
I am hoping the best. It is about time we all come together. I hope he will do what is right for the schools and township in general. We need a strong leader. And that leader should be the superintendent - not the board, the BA, the parents, or anyone else but the man put in charge. A good leader takes the opinions of others but then makes up his own mind. I hope we don't forget that fact if and when we disagree with him.
Lil'DragonMom June 01, 2012 at 08:33 PM
@ DennyD - special mtg notices have been posted on the Brick website..... http://www.brickschools.org/documents/06-05-12_and_06-11-12_SPECIAL_MEETINGS-BOARD_HEARINGS_NOTICE.pdf


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