Changing times at Eldred

Morgano to retire, Ferreira to become superintendent

By VICTORIA HOFFMANN and LIAM MAYO
Posted 5/11/22

ELDRED, NY — Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Morgano is moving on.

On April 26, the Eldred Central School District Board of Education accepted the resignation of Superintendent John …

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Changing times at Eldred

Morgano to retire, Ferreira to become superintendent

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ELDRED, NY — Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Morgano is moving on.

On April 26, the Eldred Central School District Board of Education accepted the resignation of Superintendent John Morgano, effective June 30. In a statement made the next day, Morgano said he intended to retire. “The past five years have been the most professionally rewarding and productive of my 47 years in education. We have come a long way both fiscally and academically, and I thank you for your support of our efforts toward making Eldred the premier school district in the county and beyond.”

The board of education additionally appointed Traci Ferreira, currently the principal of the Eldred Junior-Senior High School, to be Morgano’s replacement. The district is currently seeking a new principal as Ferreira’s replacement, with a projected start date of July 1, and is forming a committee to interview candidates and recommend finalists to the board of education.

The committee has scheduled a pair of interview dates on Wednesday, May 25 and Thursday, May 26 at the high school in the conference room on the second floor; if interested in serving on the interview committee, email Morgano at morganoj@eldred.k12.ny.us, and copy Lisa Sibirtzeff at sibirtzeffl@eldred.k12.ny.us, by May 13 at the end of the day. The principal will report to the superintendent while maintaining beneficial goals and responsibilities to enhance the school district and the community; for additional criteria, see bit.ly/RR-eldred-high-principal.

The Eldred Central School District will hold a vote to approve the district’s 2022-23 budget, to fill a vacant board of education seat and to consider a trio of propositions on Tuesday, May 17, between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m., at the Eldred Junior-Senior High School.

For more information on the budget, visit bit.ly/RR-Eldred-2022-budget.

Kristen Smith submitted a nominating petition to serve on the school board from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2027. She was elected to the board in 2019, and is running again to retain her seat. No other candidates have submitted petitions for that seat.

During the meeting an additional three propositions were proposed, all with various budget changes for the upcoming school year. The first approves a $18,987,402 budget for the 2022-23 school year and the tax levy necessary for that budget. The second authorizes the board to levy $31,600 in taxes annually to fund the Sunshine Hall Free Library. The third authorizes the board to acquire 12 66-passenger school buses, and three 20-passenger school buses equipped with wheelchair access, for a five-year lease at a total cost not to exceed $1,500,000.

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