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Vargas Closer To Getting Supt. Post In New Hampshire

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Former Rochester School District Superintendent Bolgen Vargas is closer to getting appointed as the school superintendent in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Vargas was one of two finalists for the job, and school officials say the other candidate withdrew from consideration for a variety of personal reasons.

The New Hampshire Union Leader says the school board there is expected to make a decision this weekend.  A school board member who is on the search committee calls Vargas “an excellent candidate.”

If  a consensus cannot be reached on Vargas, the school board in Manchester could vote in an interim superintendent until additional candidates are identified.

Vargas led the Rochester School District from July 2012 through last December. He remained on the payroll through the end of June in an advisory capacity.

Rochester got a new school superintendent with the new school year, former Greece Supt. Barbara-Deane Williams was named to that post.

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.