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Lynn Fusco to head Erie I BOCES

Lynn M. Fusco has been tapped to be the next superintendent of Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services.

Fusco, who has been superintendent of the Niagara Wheatfield School District for nearly two years, will take over the post that was left vacant when Donald Ogilvie retired in July.

Erie 1 BOCES School Board President John Sherman said in a memo Monday to Erie 1 BOCES staff and component district superintendents that board members agreed last Thursday to offer Fusco the position of district superintendent.

“Pending the successful negotiation of a contract, the board anticipates making a formal appointment at its meeting on March 11,” he said in the memo. Fusco is expected to start July 1.

She was named superintendent in Niagara Wheatfield in April 2013, after serving in the same position at Alden Central for seven years. Her first job was with United Cerebral Palsy, where she worked with a team helping babies and their parents. She then went back to school to pursue her doctorate. Fusco taught at Royalton-Hartland Junior-Senior High School, then at Pembroke Central School. While there, she moved into administration, then went to the East Aurora district, where she was director of curriculum instruction and personnel for 10 years before joining the Alden district.

As district superintendent of Erie 1 BOCES, she will be the liaison to the state Education Department for 19 local school districts. Erie 1 BOCES also hosts the Western New York Regional Information Center, which provides education services to more than 100 school districts in seven counties in Western New York.