BRIDGEWATER, NJ - School board vice-president Jill Gladstone gave the board an update on the search for a new Bridgewater-Raritan superintendent April 28, as Lazovick will be leaving the district as of June 30 to become principal at Ridge High School.

Gladstone said the search committee has just received the results of its superintendent survey, which is expected to aid in the search as the board goes through applicants. The district got back nearly 325 responses, including almost 100 from students, more than 50 from district staff and faculty and more than 160 from parents.

She said a link will be posted on the district’s website regarding the survey.

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At this point, 18 applications for the superintendent position have already been received. The deadline for applications is June 1.

The district has already chosen long-time educator Dr. Thomas Ficarra to serve as Bridgewater-Raritan’s interim superintendent, beginning July 1, until a permanent appointment is made.