Gloversville Board of Education to ask Commissioner of Education to remove board president
The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education voted 5-3 to petition the state to remove board president, Pete Semione, from the board of education. Board member Joe Andrews brought the motion to the table during a special meeting Monday, Oct. 22.
The board approved a motion to hire outside legal counsel to represent them throughout the process, also with a split decision of 5-3.
Specific details of board members' concerns were not disclosed during the board meeting. School attorney James Girvin explained that once the board's petition is filed with the state, it then becomes a public document.
“I want to assure our students, their families and our staff that this issue will not prevent us from moving our educational program forward,” GESD Superintendent Michael Vanyo said. “We will remain committed to providing a strong educational program here in Gloversville while the board moves through this process.”
The board is next scheduled to meet on Nov. 13 for a
regularly scheduled meeting.