Area schools held reorganizational meetings

By Joe Moskowitz
Terry Johnson says his first meeting since returning as a member of the Margaretville Central School (MCS) Board of Education was “uneventful.”

Johnson left the MCS Board more than a decade ago, but in May he challenged then Board President Randy Moore for the one seat up for election. At the time, Johnson said he saw the election was a referendum about the school’s administration, and he appeared to have touched a nerve in the community when he won the seat with an almost two-to-one majority.

The July board meeting was the annual reorganizational meeting and Lee Austin, the former vice president, was elected board president. There were no other nominees. Board member Kurt Holcherr was elected vice president.

While the July meeting was “uneventful,” Johnson said there are serious problems at MCS which have to be resolved and future meetings may be quite different.

MCS Superintendent Tony Albanese is away at a conference and was unavailable for comment.
Meanwhile reorganizational meetings at Andes and Roxbury central schools were truly uneventful with John Hopkins returning as ACS Board President and Edward Fersch re-elected as RCS Board President.