Last night was the annual reorganization meeting for the New Rochelle Board of Education and there was lots of action.
Dr. Pamela Davis was sworn in as the newest board member.
David Lacher was elected President of the board and gave brief remarks on the need for greater openness and transparency.
Liane Merchant was elected Vice President of the board.
Joe Williams, former Principal at Webster School, is replacing Reza Kolhlifar as Assistant to the Superintendent for Human Resources.
Webster Assistant Principal Melissa Passarelli is acting-Principal at Webster School and is likely to replace Williams officially at the next board meeting in August.
Kim Nieves received tenure as principal at Jefferson Elementary School.
John Barnes was hired as the new principal at Albert Leonard Middle School but not without some controversy. Naomi Brickel and Jeffrey Hastie opposed the hire. For more, read the article on Barnes' hiring.
I spoke about the fire at New Rochelle High School on June 7th which elicited responses from Schools Superintendent Richard Organisciak, David Lacher and Jeffrey Hastie. For more on that read here.
T & G Electronics was awarded a $200,000 contract.
Naomi Brickel abstained from voting on renewing the contract with the district's lawyers, Kehl, Katzive and Simon.
Jeffrey Hastie wished to object to renewing the contract with Aramark for buildings and grounds services but was told the contract had been approved as part of a special meeting at the prior meeting.
New salaries were published for the "cabinet".
Schools Superintendent Richard Organisciak - $279,580
Assistant Schools Superintendent - $212,557.45
Assistant Schools Superintendent Diane Massimo - $212,557.45
Assistant to the Superintendent Joe Williams - $188,000