Hubbard seeks superintendent

HUBBARD – The Hubbard Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. today in closed session to consider applications for superintendent. No action will be taken at the meeting, according to a meeting notice.

Longtime Superintendent Richard J. Buchenic plans to retire July 31.

The board accepted applications through Feb. 14. Plans are to screen the applicants and begin interviews this month.

Board members indicate they will be looking to make an appointment in March and for the district’s new leader to begin work in early summer.

The board’s regular meeting next month is set for March 24.

Early last year, Buchenic, a Hubbard graduate, donated his salary back to the district. Buchenic, was to be paid $1 to serve 260 days from Aug. 1 through July 31.

The majority of Buchenic’s $85,000 salary went toward completion of campus renovations. The money was used to defray renovation costs, including the baseball field, softball field, track resurfacing, a band shelter and turf for the stadium and possibly some storage buildings and additional restrooms at the track complex.

Buchenic had not received a pay raise for nine years, which he said he did to save the district money and to pay back the community.