Remsen superintendent finalist for Lowville

Remsen school district Superintendent Joanne Shelmidine is among three finalists for the superintendent job in the Lowville Academy and Central School District who will be re-interviewed by the Lowville school board.

The board has additional questions after previously interviewing finalists, and re-interviews will include sessions Wednesday, said Patti LaClair, district clerk for Jefferson-Lewis-Hamilton-Herkimer-Oneida BOCES which is assisting in the superintendent search.

The other finalists include Rick Moore, superintendent of the Belleville Henderson Central School District, and Paul Mooney, principal of Howard G. Sackett Technical Center in Glenfield.

The Lowville board has not set a date for a final selection, but aims to have a new superintendent in place shortly after the new school year begins July 1, said LaClair. The salary range will be $120,000-140,000, she added. The new superintendent will succeed Kenneth J. McAuliffe, who is retiring. The Lowville district has about 1,500 students in pre-K through grade 12.

Shelmidine became Remsen superintendent in August 2010 and was hired at a salary of $105,000, after being middle school principal in the Sandy Creek district for about six years. Remsen’s enrollment is in the range of 440 students.