JOHNSTOWN - The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education on Thursday made a couple key personnel moves, including accepting the resignation of a principal and abolishing the district's top transportation position.
The board met at Johnstown High School and accepted "with regret" the resignation of Glebe Street Elementary School Principal Daniel Carroll, retroactive to Aug. 17. He was not present.
Superintendent Robert DeLilli said Carroll has taken a principal's job with the Central Square School District in Oswego County.
District officials have said they want to hire Carroll's replacement as soon as possible, possibly before school starts Sept. 6. Glebe Street Elementary School has about 325 students in kindergarten through sixth-grade.
The board will conduct a special meeting - including a proposed closed-door executive session - at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Administrative Conference Room at JHS. Officials say the meeting will be conducted to interview prospective principal candidates.
Carroll was hired by the district in September 2010 at an annual salary of $61,000. The district is advertising for the position at an annual salary of at least $59,000, perhaps more depending on the person's experience. The candidate must have a New York state administrative certification.
In another personnel matter, the board abolished the position of transportation coordinator position. A separate resolution was passed to terminate the employment of longtime district Transportation Coordinator Corey Barber. Both moves are retroactive to July 31.
"It follows along with our regional transportation," DeLilli said.
The superintendent was referring to Barber earlier this month being named as the new supervisor of the combined Gloversville-Johnstown public school district bus transportation system.
The Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services post pays $60,000 annually.
An accord was reached in June to have the Johnstown school district share the Gloversville school transportation facility on Route 29A.
DeLilli also welcomed new Director of Special Education, Pupil Services and Special Programs Ramona Luettger at the meeting. She replaces Jennifer Hall.
Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at email@example.com