Onteora school district superintendent Bruce Watson has resigned after having served less than a year. He was hired May 17, 2016 with a three-year contract at $180,000 per year, and began as the district’s new leader last August. The school board released a statement that said his resignation was effective at the end of the 2016/17 school year.
It states, “The Trustees recognize that his decision was a difficult one, but we share his commitment to placing family and personal life before work and profession. The Onteora Board of Education has found Superintendent Watson to be a truly dedicated partner in our question to make sure each of our students receives the best education possible. We’re proud of the accomplishments that the district has made during his abbreviated tenure, and look forward to continuing this path of excellence with the outstanding teachers, principals, administrators, staff and students of Onteora. The Board of Education has begun addressing the process of filling the Superintendent’s position, and information will be forthcoming.”
Watson retired from New Jersey’s Fair Lawn School district, where he worked for 24 years, 15 of those as superintendent. He moved to the Kingston area for the purpose of employment with the Onteora district.