AVON – In light of Avon Primary School Principal Robert Lupisella’s declining his appointment as Superintendent for the Avon Central Schools, the School District is reaching out to the community for suggested characteristics to look for in the next Superintendent as the search continues.
According to the Avon Central School website, at Wednesday’s meeting of the Board of Education, the Board was unable to negotiate a contract with Principal Lupisella, and he has decided to decline his appointment as successor Superintendent to Superintendent Bruce Amey, who announced his retirement in April.
“The Board of Education and Mr. Lupisella were unsuccessful in their contract negotiation discussions,” said Board President Rodney George. “As such, Mr. Lupisella has decided to decline the position of Avon School Superintendent and would like to continue his role as primary school principal. The Board respects Rob’s decision and look forward to his continued outstanding leadership at the primary school.”
The Board will be working with BOCES District Superintendent Kevin MacDonald to assist with the search process. It is hoped that a new superintendent will be on board by October 1.
The online form will be open until June 12, 2015.
At the time of his appointment, Principal Lupisella praised the Board of Education and said that he is happy to have served alongside them during difficult times for education.
“Several challenges have arisen during the current school board’s time, and we all appreciate that they saw us through and continue to do so,” said Principal Lupisella. “We have seen some tough times in education lately, including of course Common Core and difficult economic pressures overall. We are very fortunate to have them.”
PHOTO CAPTION: Cover – Principal Robert Lupisella. (Photo/Avon Central School website) Inset – Superintendent Bruce Amey.
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