Baldwinsville school board refuses to answer questions about super’s job search, contract extension

Baldwinsville, NY – The Baldwinsville school board is refusing to discuss the unusual announcement that the district’s superintendent is looking for a job just days after the board approved a three-year contract extension and a salary boost.


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Superintendent Matthew J. McDonald also has refused to discuss or answer questions about his decision to seek a new job days after signing the contract extension.

McDonald got a $15,860 pay raise under the new contract. His salary rose from $175,500 in the last contract to $191,360, a 9 percent increase, according to the district and the contract extension.

The extension also gave McDonald a retroactive pay increase for the year ending June 30, 2020, raising his salary to $185,606. His salary originally was $175,500 for the year ending June 30, 2020, district officials said.

Here are some of the questions 5/8 The Post-Standard asked the board:

The announcement that

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5 sneaky lies we’re told about the job search

It’s no shock that our friends, mothers, colleagues, mentors and favorite authors give us different advice about the job search.

After all, everyone’s professional experiences are different, thanks to the unique circumstances, organizations, industries and individuals we’re tasked with navigating during our careers.

Still, for all the diverse approaches out there, there are some dangerous myths that pervade our common thinking about the job search and discourage professionals (especially women) from stretching their wings and reaching their full professional potential.

Here are five of those lies and why they’re unreliable, according to hiring professionals. 

1. You can never land a role you don’t have formal experience in

“One of the silliest myths about the job application process is that the candidate cannot get a job if he has no experience. Sure, you won’t get a top position anywhere, but junior positions are well within reach. As usual, it all depends

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