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LAKE GEORGE -- The Lake George Board of Education has not extended the contract of Superintendent Mary Cahill, who still has nearly another year on the job.

On Thursday, Naomi O'Reilly, board president, would not say why Cahill's contract was not extended past June 30, 2011.

"Her contract is not extended beyond June 30, 2011. Beyond that, I have no comment," O'Reilly said.

Cahill could not be reached for comment Thursday. Her secretary, Patricia Dougall, said Cahill was on vacation.

O'Reilly also refused to say if the board will evaluate Cahill over the next year or begin searching for another superintendent.

It's common practice for school boards to give superintendents a one-year extension each year.

A school board will typically evaluate the performance of a superintendent at least once a year.

Cahill has been the chief at the 1,000-student district since July 2007.

Prior to Lake George, she was the assistant superintendent for instruction at the Binghamton City School District, which has about 6,000 students. She is a former elementary teacher.

In 2007, the board picked Cahill from 35 applicants. She replaced Bruce Levin, who retired.

She was given a three-year contract when she was hired. Her salary in 2010-11 is $153,608.

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