SOMERS, N.Y. – Superintendent Dr. Raymond blanch has been given a five-year extension by the Somers Central School District Board of Education.

The new contract, which keeps him as head of Somers schools until 2022, was approved at the school board’s June 13 meeting. Similar to 2014, when the school board approved another five-year extension for Blanch, he still had two years remaining on his current deal.

Blanch, 49, was hired by the district in April 2011. Before relocating to Somers seven years ago, Blanch worked for three years as superintendent of the Lewis-Palmer School District in Colorado. Blanch is a native of New York State, having grown up in Liverpool, a lakeside village outside of Syracuse in Onondaga County. He also studied at Buffalo State University.

Stay tuned for an interview with Blanch in an upcoming issue of The Somers Record, where we will ask him about his goals for the next five years.