Jaime Alicea is the new superintendent for Syracuse Schools. Alicea was unanimously appointed Wednesday by the school board. He took over in July as interim superintendent when former Superintendent Sharon Contreras accepted a superintendent job in North Carolina.
Mayor Stephanie A. Miner issued the following statement upon the appointment of Jamie Alicea as Syracuse City School District Superintendent.
"Congratulations to my friend Jamie Alicea on his appointment as Superintendent by the Board of Education. Jaime has demonstrated a clear vision for the district. I appreciate his partnership everyday as we work towards greater student achievement, continued excellence in teaching, and engaged parents. This is the formula that will make our district stronger.
"We have seen SCSD make important gains in the past several years, including graduation rates exceeding 60%, expanded career and technical education offerings, and the reconstruction of buildings through the Joint Schools Construction Board. I look forward to working with Superintendent Alicea as we continue the progress of our school district and help our students and families thrive."