GUILDERLAND: Superintendent set to retire in '07

"I think he's been a terrific superintendent, and I'm disappointed he's choosing to leave," said Weisz.

Aidala said that his decision to retire at the age of 56 wasn't because of any dissatisfaction he had with the district.

"This has, professionally and personally, been a very rewarding experience for me in Guilderland," said Aidala. "I look forward to the next 12 months as an opportunity to work on some very ambitious initiatives that are under way now."

Aidala said such initiatives include a task force on evaluating the current school day, a committee studying the district's English and social studies departments and dealing with health insurance issues that face the district's staff.

Aidala spent 34 years as a teacher, administrator and also a superintendent in the Salem Central School District in Washington County. He said his time spent in Guilderland was the "pinnacle of his career," and he is now ready to move on.

"I'm looking forward to different challenges in the years to come, in my new career, which I'm calling retirement," said Aidala.""

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