HERKIMER — Upon the direction of state Commissioner of Education Mary Ellen Elia, the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES Board of Education appointed Jacklin Starks as interim district superintendent, effective Sept. 1.

Starks will attend to the state functions of the district superintendent position as field representative of the commissioner.

Retiring District Superintendent Mark Vivacqua will continue as chief executive officer of the BOCES through Dec. 31.

The board expects within the next several weeks to be notified by the commissioner whether further study of the BOCES and supervisory be undertaken or if authorization will be given to begin a search for a new district superintendent.