Manasquan school district will spend $9,500 to find its next superintendent.
The school board approved the spending at its late March meeting, paying Leadership Advantage to conduct the search for the next superintendent. The board agreed to pay Leadership Advantage a total $9,500 to conduct the search.
“It is the committee’s recommendation that the board go forward and retain the services of Leadership Advantage,” said Board Member Patricia Walsh, who leads the superintendent search committee. The committee last met on March 7.
In September, the board unanimously confirmed Robert J. Mahon as acting superintendent of schools, hours after district staff were notified that former schools chief Geraldine Margin was going on administrative leave effective immediately.
Mahon, the current mayor of Avon-By-The-Sea who also served as interm superintendent of the Spring Lake Heights school district through June, has been earning a state-mandated fee of $605.77 per day as acting schools chief, officials said.
Mahon is a former superintendent of Ocean Township schools and has served as interm superintendent in several other districts, including Belmar and Brielle.
Leadership Advantage (formerly J & D Associates), has conducted about eighty superintendent searches in New Jersey.