Scott Bischoping

BATAVIA — Scott Bischoping, who served as interim superintendent at Batavia City School District before the hiring of Anibal Soler Jr., is interim superintendent again following Soler’s departure.

Bischoping began as interim Monday as the board looks for a new permanent superintendent. Soler left Batavia to become superintendent of the Schenectady City School District.

The interim superintendent’s term of service would end Dec. 31, said board President Alice Ann Benedict. Bischoping’s compensation is $2,500 per week.

“He has been a interim superintendent in several districts in Western New York for the last year,” Benedict said.

Bischoping most recently served as interim superintendent for the Byron-Bergen Central School District.

Bischoping has a master’s degree and certificate of advanced study in Education Administration from the College at Brockport. His career includes 25 years with Livonia Central School District and he retired as district superintendent of Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES in 2019. He has since served as interim superintendent at the Batavia City School District, North Rose-Wolcott Central School District, and, Albion Central School District.

During a meeting last Thursday, the board also approved a resolution to lift the mask mandate for students during the summer.

The board last week appointed Chezeray Rolle and Michelle Humes to fill vacant board seats last occupied by Peter Cecere and Brenda Good. They will serve until June 30, 2022, and must run in the spring and be re-elected in May if they want to continue to serve.

“We had five candidates. The Board of Education conducted interviews of four of them with the same questions for all,” Benedict said. “One candidate was unable to attend the interview and sent us her answers via email prior to the interviews. The Board of Education felt that the people chosen were the right fit for the board and they had genuine interest in helping the students of the district receive the best educations possible.”

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