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The Tonawanda City Board of Education has set a special meeting for 6 p.m. Monday in the administration building to put the finishing touches on a superintendent contract and possibly appoint Diana D. Greene to the district's top post.

Ms. Greene, a former Putnam County educator, was offered the Tonawanda position almost two weeks ago, but attorneys for both sides are still negotiating the terms of the agreement. The board is not expected to approve the appointment until the contractual matters are settled.

Trustees had hoped to appoint a new administrator before the holidays to be assured of having the individual in place by Feb. 1. James C. Holler, the current superintendent, has announced plans to retire after the first of the year.

Ms. Greene, who taught in Albion and served as director of curriculum and staff development in the Honeoye School District near Rochester, is a former superintendent of Keene Central Schools in Keene Valley and Haldane Central Schools in Cold Spring, a Putnam County community north of New York City.

She was one of 13 individuals considered for the Tonawanda position. Six candidates were interviewed before the board narrowed the list to three and then to two finalists. The other finalist, Linda R Ivanenok, withdrew her name from consideration.

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