Two days ago, RCSD Superintendent Terry Dade announced he was looking to leave, that he had no idea when he came here that he would have to help dig Rochester out of an $87 million hole. He also complained that he didn't have the support of the school board.

The University of Rochester's Warner School of Education played a key role in getting Terry Dade his new job.

The district posted on its website that it selected "Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester to assist with our search for a new Superintendent of Schools."

The Cornwall School Board confirmed his appointment Thursday night, the announcement was posted on the district's website that Dade had been selected out of 400 candidates to head its school district and approved by the board.

The post said he would start in July.

"It's obvious there could have been more transparency in this process. There may have been good reasons to withhold the information, but nobody I know knew this was already in the works for quite some time,” Rochester Teachers Association President Adam Urbanski said. “But it's a very difficult job to be supt in Rochester, N.Y and apparently the tensions between the board and superintendent continued to increase to an unbearable level."

Two days ago, Dade announced he was looking to leave, that he had no idea when he came here that he would have to help dig Rochester out of an $87 million hole. He also complained that he didn't have the support of the school board.

On Thursday, Dade told principals who gathered to show their support that he had not made any decisions yet. Some local leaders and principals who came out on Thursday said they hoped he would stay.

School Board member Beatriz LeBron said she is deeply disappointed that Dade chose to leave in this manner and that the board had to learn through the media and another school district that he had chosen to exit his contract and was heading to a new job.

News10NBC reviewed Dade's current $250,000, 3-year contract and it does give him an out with 90 days’ notice.