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NL schools to use new search service for superintendent

11/08/2016 Lebanon Daily News By Lisa Chenoweth

Northern Lebanon School Board will begin its search for a new superintendent with guidance  from the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13.

The board unanimously agreed to take advantage of a new service provided by the IU-3, board Vice President Amy Sell said Monday night, adding she is aware of at least one other superintendent search the IU-13 has conducted.

The Pennsylvania School Board Association was another option the board considered, and many school districts use the PSBA for superintendent searches.  But, Sell said they were impressed with the IU-13 presentation and as a member district the services are free.

This is a new component the IU-13 is offering, she said, and the board is happy to be a part of helping them get this program off the ground.

In June, Superintendent Don Bell announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2016-17 school year following what will be 18 years at the helm of Northern Lebanon.

In an unrelated matter, resident Nathaniel Finkin asked the board to consider a few options with regard to increasing standardized test scores - hire a curriculum director and focus on technology improvements.

"There is no earthly reason why we are not one of the best schools in the county, if not the Susquehanna Valley, because we have everything needed to do that," Finkin commented.

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