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Frontier Central hires interim superintendent

C. Douglas Whelan will join the Frontier Central School District as interim superintendent starting Monday.

The former Starpoint Central superintendent will take over the top spot because Superintendent Bret Apthorpe is leaving to lead Jamestown City Schools Sept. 1.

Whelan is the longest serving superintendent in the Starpoint district, stepping down in June, 2016 after 17 years in office. He will be paid $750 a day, according to his contract, which works out to an annual salary of $195,000 a year.  Apthorpe's salary this year was$171,666.

Whelan will serve until the district hires a new superintendent, or until the district or Whelan provide 30 days termination notice.

The district has appointed  Erie 1 BOCES Superintendent Lynn Fusco to search for a permanent superintendent.

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