The Saugerties school board held a special meeting this week to discuss the parameters of its search for a new superintendent to replace Seth Turner, who will leave at the end of September for a similar job on Long Island.
The district welcomed a new assistant principal for the Middle School as the search beings for a new principal for Duzine Elementary.
The new principal of the New Paltz Middle School students, Ann Sheldon, assumed the school’s top leadership position on July 1. She previously served two years as assistant principal. Sheldon replaces Dr. Richard Wiesenthal, who retired at the end of the present school year.
This coming school yearh, the talented tenor will will be spending his Saturdays in the Juilliard pre-college program.
Saugerties is likely to seek to hire an interim schools superintendent to help steer the school district. The search for a permanent replacement for outgoing district administrative leader Seth Turner could take around six months.
Trustees reorganize, appoint new principles for Crosby, JFK.
Several community members objected to the unexpected resignation of the middle-school principal and quick appointment of a successor, which one said was “shrouded in mystery.” Specifically, they said the appointment was a missed opportunity to increase diversity among administrators. There was talk of a lawsuit.
The Saugerties school board is getting down to the job of replacing schools superintendent Seth Turner and business manager Lissa Jilek.
Kingston City School District Superintendent Paul Padalino revealed last week that for the most part the district is on track to see further gains in graduation rates for students finishing high school in four years.
Last week, leaders of the town and village of New Paltz learned that $200,000 in what’s called SUNY impact aid is headed this way. The aid helps defray the costs incurred by the town servicing the college.