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Easton Area School District begins search for new superintendent, does not renew McGinley's contract

EASD does no renew Superintendent's contract

EASTON, Pa. - The Easton Area School District will have a change in leadership for the 2013-2014 school year.

On Tuesday night the board of directors voted 5-2 not to renew superintendent Susan McGinley's five-year contract beginning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2018.

Voting in favor of McGinley's return were board members Tim Reilly and Robert Fehnel. Voting "no" were board members Janet Matthews, Kerri Leonard-Ellison, William Rider, Robert Moskaitis and Frank Pintabone. Board members Baron Vanderburg abstained and Pat Vulcano Jr. was absent.

There were no comments during the vote, which was over as quickly as it began.

After the meeting McGinley told reporters it had been a pleasure and honor to serve the district as superintendent.

In other business, the board appointed member Vanderburg as a CIT Operating Committee representative to fill the unexpired term of Pintabone, effective immediately and running through December 2014.

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