West Seneca School Board members have decided to slow down the search for a new superintendent.
Instead of finding a permanent head of the district to start in May, the district now will look for an interim superintendent, and it plans to have the permanent superintendent start in 2018.
At a special meeting Saturday, the School Board also postponed the focus group meetings that were scheduled this week to come up with the qualities wanted in a new superintendent and to identify the challenges that person might face.
West Seneca Superintendent Mark J. Crawford is retiring May 27.
The board plans to continue working with consultants Howard Smith and Allan Berry of School Leadership on the search. The consultants will help the board search for an interim superintendent.
A revised timeline will be established. The board plans to have the permanent superintendent on board on or before July 1, 2018, according to information on the the district website.