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Lincoln-Sudbury extends interim superintendent’s contract

Bella Wong, former Wellesley school superintendent, will lead the Lincoln-Sudbury schools through 2014-2015.
Bella Wong, former Wellesley school superintendent, will lead the Lincoln-Sudbury schools through 2014-2015.Bill Polo/Globe Staff/File 2007

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Facing stiff competition from nearly 30 school districts all looking for superintendents from a dwindling pool of candidates, Lincoln-Sudbury Regional officials recently decided to put off the search and instead extend the contract of its interim leader, Bella Wong.

The move also allows Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School to retain some stability as new administrators settle in, and officials implement new state-mandated initiatives, said Radha Gargeya, chairman of the regional school board.

“There are several vacancies for superintendents and an expected shortage of good candidates,’’ Gargeya said. He said the committee voted unanimously Tuesday to extend Wong’s contract through the 2014-15 academic year.

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