The New Milford Board of Education is considering the contract for the district's next Superintendent of Schools. Joshua Smith has served as the interim Superintendent since the end of January, having been moved to the position from Deputy Superintendent when Jean Ann Paddyfote retired.
Smith was a teacher at Schaghticoke Middle School for a few years before becoming director of information in the Ridgefield School District and rejoining New Milford schools in 2012.
Consideration of Smith's appointment comes as he presents a budget to town officials for the coming fiscal year. The New Milford school budget has a proposed 2.3 percent increase over the current year, at $62.5 million.