It is also hoped that the new superintendent will help with renovation and expansion to the district's middle and high schools. A referendum on the construction could come up next year and there are hopes of a new school further down the road, said Williams. Dragone has been involved in building projects during his tenure with the City School District at Albany, where he says 14 buildings have been built or renovated in the past eight years.
"Over the past three years I have touched all of that very closely," he said in reference to construction projects. "I look forward to lending my experience."
Although the finishing touches are still being placed on Dragone's contract, it should be for three years and commence Aug. 4. His salary is set at $170,000. Coluciello will be on hand to help make the transition as smooth as possible.
As for Dragone, he will be working to prepare himself for the task of heading up the district.
"I'm working through the transition process now," he said. "I'm going to be spending as much time as possible familiarizing myself with the district over the next three month. I look forward to beginning the relationship.""