Rachlin gets Wainscott post

As expected, part-time Oysterponds school superintendent Dr. Stuart Rachlin has been tapped as the new part-time superintendent for the Wainscott School District. He takes the reins from Dr. Dominic Annacone, who retired from the post after 14 years.

Dr. Rachlin was to spend Wednesday, Jan. 19, in Wainscott speaking to teachers and officials.

He will continue working 20 hours a week in Oysterponds, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, until June 30, and he attends board meetings as requested.

He is required to spend only two part-time days a week in Wainscott and to attend meetings as required by the school board, for an annual salary of $48,000. The salary will be pro-rated for the current school year and his employment agreement is expected to be renewed in June, according to Wainscott Board of Education president Nancy McCaffrey.

“I’ll just do what I have to do to make sure both employers get what they pay for and then some,” Dr. Rachlin said.

He received an early buyout of $100,000 from his Oysterponds contract, which was originally to run through June 2012. He told the Wainscott board that his early retirement enabled Oysterponds to save money by moving forward with its plan to employ a full-time principal but a part-time superintendent. He had functioned as both full-time principal and superintendent.

Interim Oysterponds principal Joan Frisicano, a former Sag Harbor elementary school principal, started work in Oysterponds this month while the board hunts for a permanent principal and part-time superintendent.

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