GRANBY, MA — The School Committee voted 4-1 Thursday night to offer the job of superintendent to Agawam High School Principal Steven Lemanski. The school board still must negotiate a contract with him.
The vote came after deliberations of nearly two hours during which the committee members said they were torn between two of the finalists but were swayed by what they perceived as Lemanski’s ability to change the culture of the district.
“He has the ability to bring the morale up which is desperately needed” in Granby, said School Committee member Jennifer Curran. She also said she was impressed that Lemanski was the only one of the final candidates to mention his concern for special needs students during the interview process.
School Committee member Marie McCourt, who also served on the search committee and visited Agawam High School as part of the search, made the motion to offer Lemanski the position.