Gillian Thorpe was elected a trustee of the Haldane Board of Education last spring. Thorpe, who serves as Library Director for the Julia L. Butterfield Library in Cold Spring, recently sat down with Philipstown.info’s Michael Turton for a wide ranging interview.
In early July while students still savored the earliest days of their summer vacation, elected officials and senior administration of the Haldane Central School District met to continue planning for the next school year. The reorganization meeting is an annual tradition that may not make for dramatic headlines, but offers hints of what parents and tax payers can expect in the months ahead.
If the old saying that \”children are our most precious resourceÃ¢â‚¬Â is true, then by extension our schools must be a precious resource as well. However, if attendance at school board meetings is any indication, they are not so precious . . .
At its July 7 re-organizational meeting the Garrison Union Free School Board elected trustee Carol McCullough as President and trustee Ray O”Rouke as Vice president for the 2010/2011 school year.
Not counting private schools, children in Philipstown predominently attend either Haldane, Garrison, or Highland/Montgomery, with a smattering in Fishkill and Wappingers.
The Garrison Union Free School District PTA announced its officers for the 2010/2011 school year.
The Putnam Valley school district accepted the resignation of High School Principal Jonathan Bryant
Discussions ahead with Haldane and Philipstown officials