Catching Up with the Haldane School Board

Updates from November and December meetings

By Lily Gordon

The application period to find a successor for Superintendent Diana Bowers, who is retiring in June, will continue through February, with interviews planned for March.

Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES is leading the search, promising a process that “ensures transparency, encourages participation and demonstrates alignment between the Board and community stakeholders,” said John McCarthy and Lynn Allen, assistant superintendents from BOCES who spoke to the board Nov. 20.

In other business…

  • On Nov. 7, Haldane senior Mae McGrath was welcomed as a nonvoting member of the board who will serve as a liaison with students.
  • Haldane’s attorney is continuing discussions, or attempted discussions, with Monolith Solar, the company renting space for panels on the roofs of Haldane buildings. The panels at one site have been inactive since a fire a year ago. The attorney is “talking about the type of litigation that could potentially ensue,” Bowers said Nov. 7.
  • The board met with an architect Dec. 19 to discuss building improvements, specifically to the heating systems.
  • Haldane will host a forum Tuesday, Jan. 30, to discuss the opioid addiction crisis.