Superintendent

 Hello ! Welcome from Mr. Timothy Farrell - Superintendent
 
Please feel free to contact me at:
 
518-251-2000
News from the Superintendent

Dear MCS Community,

It has been a month or so since I returned to serve as the interim principal/superintendent to assist the students and school, and I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to spend time with such wonderful people in such a special place.  

The school board held a special meeting on October 19th in order to meet with District Superintendent, Dr. Turina Parker, and Senior Executive Officer, Mr. Tony Muller, from our BOCES to discuss the superintendent/principal search process.  At this meeting, the board decided to conduct an internal search and follow up with an external search, if needed. As part of this search process, the school board is assembling a 12-member advisory committee, composed of various school stakeholders, to help inform their decision on the new superintendent/principal. If you are a parent or community member who is interested in participating in this process, please refer to the memo from Dr. Turina Parker on page 3 and 4 of this newsletter and contact Lynn Green at school.

During the regular school board meeting of October 13th, the board voted to appoint Trish Gardner to the partial-year vacancy on the board. Mrs. Gardner’s term expires at the end of this school year and there will be an election to fill a one-year term and a five-year term. The school board also discussed the letter received from Johnsburg Central School in late September inquiring about Minerva’s interest in exploring a school merger. The board made the decision to learn about school mergers and the possibility of our two schools merging. A copy of the Johnsburg letter and the Minerva response letter can be found on page 5 and 6 of this newsletter.

In the coming weeks, board members from both schools will take part in an informational session on school mergers and are working with Dr. Turina Parker to facilitate this meeting. We will keep the school community informed as more information is available.

Thank you to all of our parents and other community members for visiting us during our annual open house last week.  On behalf of the junior class, thanks for supporting the spaghetti dinner. This class fundraiser is one of the big ones used to support our senior trip program.

Once again, I am so pleased to be back and I hope I will have the chance to communicate with many of you over the coming weeks and months.

Sincerely,
Mr. Farrell