BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The board of education is preparing to begin its search for a new superintendent.

At a special meeting Monday, the board decided it will use the New Jersey School Boards Association to help facilitate the search for a new superintendent.

Vice president Jill Gladstone said the NJSBA was chosen because of its lower cost, but an official vote has not yet been taken. That will be expected at the March 10 meeting.

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In addition, Gladstone said, the district will be advertising for both an interim superintendent and full-time one. She said that will be done because of the understanding that some full-time candidates may not be available by the summer when current superintendent Russell Lazovick leaves the district.

A superintendent search committee of the board was also formed with members Barry Walker and Lynne Hurley, and Gladstone serving as the chair.

Lazovick announced his resignation at the end of February, after being appointed to serve as principal at Ridge High School, in Basking Ridge, as of July 1.