YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Central School District Board of Education is in the final stages of its search for a new superintendent, President Jackie Carbone said at Monday night’s board meeting.

Carbone said the seven-member school board has narrowed down its list of candidates, though she did not reveal a specific number. She said the board has spent the last few weekends interviewing these candidates, and that the board’s search firm, Strategic Educational Advantage, is running reference checks.

“We are narrowing it down and hopefully within the next few weeks we may have a decision,” Carbone said.

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She said it is proving difficult to find someone to replace retiring Superintendent Dr. Ralph Napolitano. Trustee Michael Magnani agreed, saying the most difficult part is how many qualified candidates there are.

“We have excellent candidates to choose from,” Magnani said. “No matter what direction we end up going in, we know we’ve got quality people that we’re looking at. I think that’s absolutely fantastic and it makes our decision a lot tougher than I thought it was going to be.”