Gloversville School Board swears in returning members; elects new VP

Gloversville Enlarged School District Superintendent David Halloran takes the oath of office for the 2019-20 school year during the Board of Education’s annual organizational meeting on July 1. (The Leader-Herald/Ashley Onyon)

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education swore in returning members and elected a new board vice president during the annual organizational meeting and extended the contract of Superintendent David Halloran during the ensuing regular meeting.

GESD Board of Education members Robert Curtis, Kevin Kucel and Vincent Salvione each took the oath of office during the organizational meeting on July 1 after being reelected to three-year terms on May 21. The three incumbent candidates ran unopposed for the expiring seats.

After taking the oath of office as a returning board member, Curtis took the oath once more when he was unanimously elected by the board to again serve as board president for the 2019-20 school year.

Board member Sharon Poling was then called to take the oath of office after she was unanimously elected to serve as board vice president for the coming school year, switching seats at the head of the table with board member Paula Brown-Weinstock who was elected vice president for the 2018-19 school year.

No other candidates for the two positions were nominated by the Board of Education members.

Following the board elections, both Halloran and Elizabeth Fliegel took oaths of office for the 2019-20 school year, being sworn in once again as superintendent and district clerk respectively.

As she and Halloran were sworn in, Fliegel commented, “It’s been a pleasure working with this gentleman, thank you all so much.”

Halloran echoed the sentiment back to Fliegel, saying he has enjoyed working with her. He also noted appreciatively that the first of the month marked his one year anniversary with the school district.

“Thank you for coming back,” several board members called out while offering Halloran a round of applause.

Immediately following the organizational meeting the Board of Education entered its regular meeting during which the board unanimously approved an addendum to Halloran’s contract, extending the superintendent’s appointment to June 30, 2023.

Halloran’s initial appointment was approved by the board in March 2018 with a contract running through the 2021-22 school year.

By Josh Bovee

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