FARMINGTON — The Maine School Management Association will present options Tuesday to help the Regional School Unit 9 school board search for a new superintendent.

The workshop is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the Forum at the Mt. Blue Campus. It is open to the public.

Superintendent Tom Ward announced in December he would retire at the end of the school year, on June 30.

Ward has led the district since July 1, 2013.

The management association, located in Augusta, has different levels of services and costs associated with what it can provide to the board of directors for the superintendent’s search, Ward said Thursday.

The association also will give a workshop on board operations after the search presentation, he said.

The Maine School Management Association is a statewide, nonprofit federation of local school boards and superintendents consisting of the Maine School Boards Association and the Maine Superintendents Association, according to its website,

The management association “serves as an advocate for the interests of the state’s public school students and school units and provides programs and services that support the needs of the membership,” according to the site.

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