Schenectady School Superintendent Eric Ely was named a finalist Tuesday night for superintendent of Arlington Public Schools in Massachusetts, school district officials said today.
Arlington, situated six miles northwest of Boston, has 4,100 students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. The system covers the town of Arlington and is considered the birthplace of Samuel Wilson, who later became Uncle Sam, and of the first public children’s library. It has a population of 43,000.
Local officials said they would like to hire a superintendent by the first week of April. To view the story, click HERE.
Ely also is a finalist for the superintendent’s job in Billings, Mont., and in Erie, Pa.
According to The Billings Gazette newspaper, school district officials there decided Tuesday night to send committee members to visit Schenectady and another city, where a second candidate lives. To view the story, click HERE.