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April 20, 2013

CV-S BOE hires interim superintendent, ousts member

The Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School’s Board of Education approved an interim superintendent Thursday, and also dismissed an absent board  member.

Richard Rose, who retired as superintendent of the Canajoharie School District in December  2011 after 25 years in the position, was approved by the CV-S board by a unanimous 5-0 vote under a consent agreement that approved multiple resolutions.

The board approved two contracts with Rose. One contract appoints him to serve as deputy superintendent from April 23 through May 10. The other appoints him as interim superintendent, effective May 11.

Current Superintendent Robert Miller’s last day at CV-S will be May 10. He will take over as Superintendent of the Herkimer Central School District the following week.

Rose will serve until a new superintendent is hired. The search is being conducted by the Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES and has been posted with a target hire date of Sept. 1 to  the beginning of 2014, according to several board members.  BOCES also conducted the search for an interim superintendent.

Rose will be paid a total of $500 a day as deputy superintendent and as interim superintendent.

The board also voted, 4-1, to declare vacant the seat held by Corey Webster because of his frequent unexplained absences.

Webster missed his third consecutive regular meeting — his fifth consecutive meeting if two special budget meetings are counted — Thursday. He was elected in 2008, and his term will expire next month. The board is required to appoint an interim member or call a special election within 90 days of the vacancy. However, with the election scheduled for May 21, the consensus of the board was that it would no steps to fill the position before then.

Board President Robert Tabor and members Kevin Lennebacker, Hilary Lusk and Jeffrey Wait voted to declare the position vacant. Kathleen Taylor voted against it. Frank McGrath was not present.

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