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Cascone to be Appointed Westwood High Principal

The Westwood Regional Board of Education is scheduled to appoint Scott Cascone, the interim principal, as the permanent principal for next school year and appoint a new interim superintendent at their meeting Thursday.

Scott Cascone, who has been filling in as the interim principal of Westwood Regional High School, will likely be appointed to the job permanently.

Board of Education President Roberta Hanlon said that they had advertised for the job and Cascone had applied. They are scheduled to make the appointment at the school board meeting Thursday night.

"He's always been a good employee for the district," Hanlon said.

The board is also scheduled to vote on appointing James M. Sheerin as the new interim superintendent starting July 1.

Sheerin served as a superintendent in Livingston and Hackettstown during the '90s and has worked as an education consultant and interim superintendent in districts around the state ever since. Westwood Regional will be his first district in Bergen County.

Hanlon said they wanted to get someone with "a fresh set of eyes" in the position.

The board's public session starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Excardinal June 12, 2013 at 05:22 PM
Scary thought, if all you can say is "he's always been a good employee"; then maybe you might want to consider looking a little longer for the right person to fill such an important position. Especially with the track records the BOE has in picking their employees!! How many strikes do they have lets see, Zoeller, Cerco, Certo..... and how many more that we don't know about? Scary I tell you!!
Around The Block July 02, 2013 at 04:12 PM
That's all they can say, Excardinal. That's all they can say. If you only knew.

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