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Dr. Bolgen Vargas selected as new RCSD superintendent
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The Rochester City School District will soon have a new superintendent.

The Rochester Board of Education says it anticipates considering a resolution at Thursday's meeting to enter into contract negotiations with Dr. Bolgen Vargas to serve as the permanent superintendent.

Vargas has been the interim superintendent since Jean-Claude Brizard left in May last year.

The other candidate vying for the position was Andre Spencer who is employed by the Houston Independent School District. He currently works as a school improvement officer.

Mayor Tom Richards issued a statement Tuesday saying, "I am pleased that the Rochester City School Board will name Dr. Bolgen Vargas to be the city's next school Superintendent. Over the past year, Bolgen has been a true partner with us and has helped to forge improved relations between the City and the City School District. It is vitally important that the community support the new Superintendent as he moves into this critical role on a permanent basis. The future of the city and the School District are inextricably linked, and I look forward to working with Dr. Vargas."

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