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The Hamburg School Board Tuesday night voted, 5-2, to name Peter G. Roswell the district's superintendent, effective Jan. 1.

Roswell currently head of the Holland Central Schools, will succeed Donald A. Ogilvie, who left the post in April after eight years to head the Erie I Board of Cooperative Educational Services.

The board did not release a salary for Roswell, whom many trustees described as more conservative and quiet in his leadership style than Le Roy Superintendent Mark Lewis, the other finalist.

Board President William R. Brand afterward said the board is still carefully crafting its 12-page contract with Roswell before sending it to the school district's lawyer for review. The final contract will face a board vote in the next few weeks.

Roswell will be offered a standard, three-year renewable contract. The salary cap for the post is $105,000, depending on experience.

Roswell, who has served as Holland superintendent for the last 12 years, was assistant superintendent of Onteora Central Schools from 1982 to 1985 and was finance specialist-planning director for Erie I BOCES from 1975 to 1982.

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