BARNSTABLE – Barnstable Schools Superintendent Dr. Mary Czajkowski is a finalist for the job of superintendent of the Lexington Public School District.
The other two finalists are Dr. George Entwistle, Superintendent of Scarborough Public Schools in Maine and Kaine Osburn, Deputy Superintendent of Naperville Community Unit School District 203, which is located outside of Chicago, near Skokie, Illinois.
Czajkowski, who began her job in Barnstable in August 2011, is scheduled to visit Lexington for the day and have a public interview on December 18.
The Lexington School Committee is planning to make its decision on the three candidates on December 19, according to Lexington School Committee Chair Margaret Coppe.
After the final candidate is chosen, Coppe said, there will be a visit to the finalist’s town, a background check, and salary negotiation.
Coppe said Lexington’s current superintendent Paul Ash is retiring. He has served since 1995 and earns $279,000, she said.
The Lexington School District has 6,600 children in nine schools including six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.
Barnstable’s school department has 4,000 children in seven schools, including five elementary schools, one middle school, one intermediate school and one high school.