TUCKAHOE, N.Y. The Tuckahoe Board of Education added a new employee at Monday night's meeting with a unanimous vote to make Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edward Reilly part of the permanent staff.
Board of Education President Dr. Julio Urbina did not announce Reilly's salary, nor did he detail how and why Reilly was offered a year long contract.
"We plan on detailing the process the board went through and what the salary will be at the next board meeting on March 5," Urbina said on Tuesday. "We will have signed a contract by then and plan on making all of the information and the process public."
Reilly was hired in August as an interim superindendent with a pay rate of $1050 per day, with a commitment from the board to work for one year.
In his interim role, Reilly was supposed to help the district find a permanent superintendent.
Prior to coming to Tuckahoe, Reilly served as superintendent of the Port Jefferson School District for more than a decade before he retired. He was retired for at least five years before he came to the Tuckahoe School District.
Reilly began his career as an English teacher before moving into school administration.
During his first days with the Tuckahoe Schools, Reilly said he had tremendous respect for the Tuckahoe district and planned to work hard.
"I hope to bring my decades of experience to Tuckahoe," Reilly said "And I plan on supporting the Board of Education by bringing a fresh perspective to the district."
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