School district looks to renew superintendent

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Mike Morsch, Regional Editor
By Philip Sean Curran
Staff Writer
The Princeton School Board will look to reach a new contract with Superintendent of Schools Stephen C. Cochrane, with the goal of getting a deal done before the end of December.
Cochrane, in the fourth year of a four-and-½ year-contract with Princeton, has done a “great job,” school board President Patrick Sullivan said Thursday.
Sullivan said he and two others from the school board would serve on a committee to negotiate a new deal with Cochrane.
“We’d like to have it done by the end of the calendar year,” Sullivan said. “Having certainty is good for all parties.”
For his part, Cochrane said in a text message Thursday that he “would be honored to continue my service in Princeton and look forward to preliminary discussions with the board about that possibility.”
Cochrane started with the district in January 2014 to replace Judith A. Wilson.