In 2011, James Polansky was offered the superintendent position at Huntington district on Long Island. He agreed to accept the position on three conditions.
“All the board members had to want me. It had to be a 7-0 vote,” he said. “Knowing the district had problems, I asked that they allow me to fix the district the right way, and I asked them not to put the recently closed building on my plate right away.”