The search for a new Superintendent is on its way.
The Franklin Lakes Board of Education Tuesday night officially hired a firm to look for a replacement for current Superintendent Frank Romano, who announced earlier this year that he will be stepping down after his term ends in June 2014.
The board hired R-Pat Associates to do the job, to the tune of $8900.
R-Pat was one of five firms that pitched their services to the board over the summer.
The board has not yet announced when the first search will take place, but reported earlier that it will likely take four to six months to complete.
The search is set to include meetings with community groups, and background checks before a handful of the best candidates is presented to the board.
Current Superintendent Frank Romano was appointed to a four-year contract at an annual salary $189,000 in 2010. In 2011, a state-mandated salary cap limited the salaries negotiated in new contracts to $145,000 for a district the size of Franklin Lakes.
Romano announced last school year that he will be resigning at the close of his contract.