School Board to Vote on Candidate for Superintendent May 24 Evening


By Carol McCracken (Post # 2,599)

The Portland Board of Public Education will vote on Xavier Botana, 53, to be the new Superintendent of Schools on Tuesday, May 24th at Presumpscot Elementary School, The board’s meeting begins at 7:00 pm.  July 1st is the start date.

“Based on Mr. Botana’s experience, credentials, and the transformative work he has accomplished in the district similar to our own, we believe there is much he can bring to our school system that can make it even better,” said School Board chair Marnie Morrione.

He has served as Associate Superintendent of the Michigan City Area Schools in Indiana since 2010.  He holds a Maser’s degree and has done some  work on a doctoral degree.