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5/27/22 - Update on Superintendent Transition

Dear Students, Staff, Parents and Caregivers, and Community Members,

As I believe most of you are aware by now, Mr. Slentz, our current Superintendent, announced in April that after almost four years with us he will be leaving the district this summer. The board and I have committed to work thoughtfully, methodically, and transparently as we develop the transition plan for Mr. Slentz‘s permanent replacement.

The board has been working with the District Superintendent of the WSWHE BOCES, James Dexter, and at our last Regular Meeting on May 18th, he provided the board with extensive information about the options that we have for such a transition, critical questions that we will need to answer, and the many pathways and next steps that we should consider.

Given the timing of the resignation announcement, the need for an orientation period, and the many advantages of having a Superintendent fully engaged for planning and in place for the coming school year, the board has determined that we will seek a strong candidate to serve as an Interim Superintendent while we plan and conduct our search for a permanent replacement.

The board is currently reviewing candidates with extensive experience in education and in educational leadership positions and who have also served in interim positions before, so that the selected candidate will have the experience that this role requires and that all our District constituents deserve.

Please continue to check back to our Superintendent Search page on our website often as we will be providing additional details on our interim search status, our timelines, as well as the stakeholder input, and processes we will utilize in our search for a permanent Superintendent. 

If you have any questions on this information or our planning, please do not hesitate to contact me at



Jason Fernau, President
Ballston Spa CSD Board of Education