WILTON – Former Gloversville schools superintendent and current superintendent at Ichabod Crane Central Schools was charged with drunk driving Saturday in Wilton, officials said.
Michael B. Vanyo, 51, of Saratoga Springs, was arrested shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Maple Avenue in Wilton, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department.
He faces one count each of driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and infractions for leaving the scene of a property damage accident and improper right turn, officials said.
Vanyo served as superintendent of the Gloversville Enlarged School District from 2012 to 2017, when he left to head the Ichabod Crane schools. Ichabod Crane is based in Kinderhook and covers areas of Columbia and Rensselaer counties and serves 1,900 students.
Vanyo was arrested after deputies responded to a property damage crash on Maple Avenue where one of the drivers left the scene. The ensuing investigation led to Vanyo’s arrest, officials said.
Vanyo was processed and released to return to court later.
The Ichabod Crane Central School District issued a statement on its website Monday.
“We understand the serious nature of these allegations and have called a special meeting of the Board of Education,” the statement reads.
The special meeting is set for Monday evening at 5 p.m.
Prior to joining Gloversville, Vanyo served as superintendent for the Liberty Central School District in Sullivan County.
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