Oswego school board prepares for New Year

Kathleen Allen and Samuel Tripp were elected as Oswego Board of Education officers for the upcoming year.

During the annual reorganizational meeting, Allen became the new president of the board while Tripp will serve as the vice president for the 2013-2014 year.

Other appointments during the reorganizational portion of the meeting were approved for King & King P.C. (Architect of Records), William Foley (Clerk of the Board of Education, Clerk of the School District, Records Retention and Disposition Officer, Records Access Officer), John Edwards (District Treasurer), and Joyce Galletta (Deputy District Treasurer and Tax Collector).

Also, Michael Riley (Reserve Internal Claims Auditor), Peter Myles (School District Purchasing Agent and Title 9 Compliance Officer), Benefit Consulting Group (Health Insurance Consultant Services), Dermody, Burke & Brown CPA, LLC (Internal Auditor), Syracuse Newspapers (Official District Newspaper), Oswego Daily News (Official Media Website) and official bank depositories J.P. Morgan Chase Manhattan Bank, Key Bank, Community Bank and NBT Bank.

Raymond Wager CPA, P.C. was named the independent auditor for the district and the law firm of Ferrara, Fiorenza, Larrison, Barrett and Reitz P.C. was named as the attorney for the Oswego City School District Board of Education as well as for the school district.

During the regular meeting the board acted on several resolutions relating to school district business.

Approval was given for six to twelve Oswego Middle School seventh graders to participate in the Baja California Sur Island Ecology Program at Espirtu Santo Island, off LaPaz, Mexico during Spring break.

The board also approved the posting o several positions including a regular substitute English teacher, registered substitute Mathematics teacher, school bus driver, part-time school bus attendant, custodians, custodial workers and girls’ junior varsity soccer coach.

Christine Babcock was appointed as a temporary part-time typist while Marilyn Rhinewald was approved as a Data Processing Department typist.

Under finance the Board of Education approved a series of cooperative bids will Oswego County BOCES.

During the “Items from the Board” portion of the meeting board member Lynda Sereno announced she was resigning from the board. However, she retracted that decision and will continue to serve.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Oswego Board of Education will be Tuesday, July 23 with the public portion of the session slated to be conducted beginning at 6 p.m.

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