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Easton Superintendent Candidate Drops Out

Michael Schilder, head of a New Jersey school district, has withdrawn his name, blogger reports.

One of two men in line to become the Easton Area School District's new superintendent has decided he doesn't want the job.

Michael Schilder, superintendent of the Bridgewater-Raritan School District, tells the blog The View From Bridgewater that he has withdrawn his name from consideration.

He declined to give a reason, saying he didn't want to "embarass" either district.

Schilder, along with Robert Culp, assistant executive director of the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 were the finalists to replace outgoing EASD Superintendent Susan McGinley.

The school board voted last year not to renew McGinley's contract. Her five-year contract ends this year, and she is expected to step down June 30.

Tom Adams April 11, 2013 at 07:06 PM
They had the best candidate right in their own backyard and from all accounts didn't even give Panto an interview. Just more of the same -- we may have changed the names on the Board but we didn't change the policies, procedures and politics. Why is it that locals don't give locals any credit? Why do they have to come from somewhere other than our own district? Yes, the current one was a mistake but move on and look locally. Oh, and by the way, tell Vulcano to keep his mouth shut and maybe you will get better candidates to apply.
Boo Boo April 12, 2013 at 06:46 AM
I was surprised also. Given he supported the campaigns of Pintabone and Matthews, I would have expected at least an interview. However, it is my understanding that the real plan was to make it appear that the Board went through the motions of a search but couldn't find a suitable candidate. PRESTO, Mr. Panto will be hired as an "Acting Superintendent!"
Education Insider April 14, 2013 at 10:38 PM
Rumor has it remaining candidate was fired on Friday from his job at CLIU 21.

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