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Marlborough Public Schools begins search for new finance director

Douglas Dias. (Photo/Courtesy of Marlborough Public Schools)

MARLBOROUGH – Marlborough Public Schools is searching for a new director of finance and operations.

Douglas Dias, who has held the job for the past five years, is leaving at the end of the school year.

“I’m heartbroken to say that the position will be vacant as of July 1,” said Superintendent Mary Murphy.

The superintendent’s office said that Dias is pursuing other opportunities and not going to another school district.

School Committee members discussed the search process during its meeting on Jan. 10.

The position was posted on Dec. 23, with a deadline of Jan. 11; however, there has been only one applicant so far.

The deadlines can be extended by the chairman of the School Committee.

Under the current schedule, the interview period for potential candidates is scheduled from Jan. 12 to Feb. 3; and reference checks Feb. 6-10. The superintendent is scheduled to recommend a candidate to the School Committee on Feb. 14; with negotiation and contract signing on Feb. 15.

The first round of interviews will be conducted by a member of the School Committee, the assistant superintendent, a principal within MPS, and the director of human resources.

The second round of interviews will be held by the superintendent, the director of finance and operations and the assistant superintendent.

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