Advertisement
 
Monday, September 26, 2016
Amsterdam, NY ,

 

Advertisement

School board decides to go with different acting superintendent

Wednesday, February 06, 2013 - Updated: 5:29 PM

By LINDA KELLETT

For the Recorder

OPPENHEIM -- Once again, there's been a switch in leadership at Oppenheim-Ephratah Central School.

When O-ECS District Superintendent Dan Russom was placed on administrative leave for an undisclosed reason late last week, members of the board of education appointed Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES Superintendent Patrick Michel to serve as the acting superintendent of the district, which is in the process of merging with St. Johnsville.

Following a closed session Tuesday night, the board members rescinded the prior motion and approved a new one, appointing Herkimer BOCES District Superintendent Mark Vivacqua to serve in that capacity instead.

A press release posted to the H-F-M BOCES website Tuesday afternoon explained why the switch was necessary: "In the statutory role as representative of the New York State Education Department, a BOCES district superintendent is required to assume the responsibility of superintendent in any component district when the position becomes vacant."

The release noted that while the merger vote between Oppenheim-Ephratah and St. Johnsville Central Schools "technically created a new school district when the final vote was certified... Oppenheim-Ephratah CSD remains a component of Herkimer BOCES until June 30."

Michel, who was not present for the videoconference with Vivacqua and the O-ECS board Tuesday, wrote, "Mr. Vivacqua's long-term relationship with the district and its board makes him a more natural person to guide Oppenheim-Ephratah at this time. He has been gracious enough to step into that role."

     

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Advertisement
Subscribe to The Recorder

 

The Recorder Sports Schedule

Most Popular

    Area high school sports calendar
    Monday, September 26, 2016

    Off-duty Fulton County deputy charged with stealing handguns
    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Lorraine 'Lori' Krupa
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    Family of Perth teen who drowned to hold benefit
    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Amsterdam council votes down funding restrooms at MVGO to relook at options
    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Police investigate cause of fatal crash
    Saturday, September 24, 2016

    Town board tables, revises regulations for solar projects
    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    F-MCC looks for best way to comply with 'Ban the Box'
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    Fort Klock to host Revolutionary War encampment Oct. 1-2
    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Amsterdam starting QB Holloway suffers broken fibula
    Thursday, September 22, 2016

Advertisement

Copyright © McClary Media, Inc.

Privacy Policies: The Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook