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Laurrie to become school superintendent in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS – Deputy School Superintendent Mark R. Laurrie will take over the top job in Niagara Falls schools in July.

The Falls School Board last week appointed Laurrie as superintendent effective July 1. He will take over for Cynthia A. Bianco, who is retiring.

Laurrie, 53, has been deputy superintendent since 2009 and began his career with the district as a special education teacher 31 years ago. He has also served as assistant principal, principal, chief educational administrator at Niagara Falls High School and principal on special assignment for school operations, according to the district.

Laurrie’s salary for the 2016-17 school year will be $165,000.