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Niagara Falls School Board OKs hiring Giarrizzo as finance chief

NIAGARA FALLS - The Niagara falls School Board on Thursday approved the hiring of Joe Giarrizzo as the new head of the district’s finances.

Giarrizzo, a former employee in the district’s business office, becomes administrator for school business services. Giarrizzo had most recently worked as assistant superintendent of finance and support services in the Grand Island School District. He is a former School Board president in Niagara Falls.

The district had hired William E. Hamilton of the Jordan-Elbridge Central School District to fill the position as a consultant on a contract that ran from July through Sept. 30. Hamilton’s contract was not extended after he was fired from his previous job in August.