Henry J. Stopinski, founding principal of Buffalo's Health Sciences Charter School, was hired Monday as superintendent of the Royalton-Hartland Central School District.
For the past five years, Roy-Hart has been sharing the services of Barker Superintendent Roger J. Klatt but he will retire from both districts June 30.
Stopinski signed a three-year contract with a salary of $145,000 a year, and will start work at the Middleport school in mid-March, Klatt said. Klatt said he will finish several ongoing tasks as coordinator of special projects at Roy-Hart for the last three months of the school year.
Stopinski, an Amherst resident, has headed the charter school for eight years. He was a finalist last year for superintendent at Wilson Central. There were 21 applicants for the Roy-Hart post.