School Board accepts resignation

The Gloversville school board elected new officers Monday while also accepting the resignation of Mi

The Gloversville school board elected new officers Monday while also accepting the resignation of Middle School Principal Jim Flint, who is retiring effective July of next year.

With Board President Katherine Hillock announcing last month she would not seek re-election to that office, the board voted unanimously Monday to promote Vice President Perry Paul to the top chair.

Board member Peter Semione was unanimously elected vice president.

The board accepted the resignation of Flint, the popular former head soccer coach in the district, and approved the measure unanimously “with regret.”

Superintendent Robert DeLilli administered the oath to the three recently elected board members: incumbents E. Lynn Brown and Harry Wiggins and former board president Betsy Simek, who is rejoining the board after an absence.

In other business Monday:

u The board appointed Mark Batty assistant high school principal at a salary of $65,000.

He replaces Richard DeMallie, who was promoted to principal to replace Robert Orsino, who retired.

Batty is a graduate of the State University of New York at Cortland and received his master’s degree from SUNY Albany.

In 2007 he served as assistant principal of the district’s summer school program.

After his appointment, Batty was invited to speak and told the board, “I view this as a great opportunity to give back to my community.”

u The board approved applying the $200,000 in supplemental state aid obtained by state Sen. Hugh T. Farley to retain three elementary school librarians.

The three positions have been in jeopardy since early spring when the board sought additional budget cuts.

u The board debated whether to reappoint the Albany law firm of Girvin & Ferlazzo and discussed replacing The Leader-Herald with The Daily Gazette as the official district newspaper.

Those items were tabled.

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