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Presentations And Donations On Clarkstown School Board Agenda

Monday night marks final district meeting for superintendent

 

The Clarkstown School Board posted its agenda for tonight’s meeting online but nowhere does it indicate that is the final meeting for as district superintendent.  She accepted a position with an independent school in Buffalo when her contract was not renewed.  A group of her supporters is reaching out on Facebook, urging people to attend the 8 p.m. meeting at the Chestnut Grove District Offices to say goodbye.

The listed agenda items include a presentation by the in recognition of Lakewood Elementary School’s “Pennies for Patients Program.” The program raised $2,724.80. The board will recognize the president of the Clarkstown PTA Council, and school PTA presidents and co-presidents for their leadership and commitment during the school year.

The board is expected to vote on accepting donations for Clarkstown South High School, Link and Laurel Plains elementary schools of funds for an LED sign acquisition, books, a sprinkler system and supplies.

A vote will be taken on naming the gym at The Birchwood School in honor of former , who held the position from 1983 to 2011.  The board will also vote on naming the nurse’s office in the Felix Festa Middle School B-wing as the Mary Ann Prior Nursing Center.  

, currently the superintendent of the Sparta, NJ School District, starts as the Clarkstown superintendent on July 2. 

Tony T June 18, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Please exlpain to me what support she has shown the childern? If she did that good of a job for the children and the District her contract would have been renewed? She is moving on that we should all be thankful for!
Jonathan Swift June 18, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Tony, her contract was not renewed due to 4 individuals who acted without regard for the will of the public. All you need to do is look back at any board meeting video and the crowds that supported her. After you do that take a look at the final election tallies for Ehrenberg & Degaetano. They were voted out by overwhelming numbers. Ehrenberg didn't even muster 1000 votes. Katz knew better than to try to run again. Grogan now sits alone, the last man standing of the "majority." Even the Teacher's Union President is gone. We lost a great superintendent but thank God we got rid of Ehrenberg, Degaetano & Katz. All 3 should offer public apologies tonight for the damage & pain they caused this district. Years from now people will look back at this as the worst period in the history of the Clarkstown School District. Time will show the great superintendent we lost and the 4 individuals responsible for it.
Jonathan Swift June 18, 2012 at 06:23 PM
One would think that the Board President and VP who put together the meeting agendas would have some acknowledgment in it about this being the last meeting with Dr. Keller-Cogan and leaving time for recognition. Nope. Not a mention of it on tonight's agenda. Katz & Ehrenberg, spiteful to the bitter end. How sad. What pathetic board members they were.
Mike Hirsch June 18, 2012 at 06:26 PM
I would like to personally wish you good luck and good cheer for the next phase of your life.
Rhea Vogel June 18, 2012 at 07:45 PM
Dr. Keller-Cogan is an outstanding instructional leader and an inspiration to those who have worked with her. She will be missed by many. I wish her happiness in her new position!
Robert Ward Kurkela June 18, 2012 at 09:25 PM
I join Mike & Rhea and wish nothing but happiness to Dr. Keller-Cogan. Thank you for all you have done for our children!
Richard June 19, 2012 at 11:50 AM
TonyT, like so many others, all you do is spout BS without regard for the facts. If you didn't hide behind anonymity you'd probably have more regard for the facts.

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