Board of Education Member RetiresIt is with great appreciation for his service and deep regret that we accept the resignation of Don Neugebauer from the Board of Education. The loss of his institutional knowledge on board service and governance is vast. Don has been a member of the school board for over 23 years. During his tenure, Don served as board president for 17 years. In addition to being highly respected by the community, local board members, administrators, and staff at F-P, Don also earned the respect of many educational leaders across Central New York.
His dedication to education and reach went beyond Fabius-Pompey. He was also a member of the board of directors for the Central New York School Board Association, serving as their president for 11 years.
Don epitomizes the values of inclusion, collegiality, respect, comportment, preparation, and governance that it takes to be a great leader. Most importantly, his level of collegiality and fair mindedness has greatly contributed to a cohesion among board members, even when there are strongly held opposing points of view. The loss of Don’s service to our school district and the educational community will be missed.
As the board looks forward, we will be accepting letters of intent from individuals interested in filling the vacated position to serve on the school board for the four months remaining of Don’s current term. It is our intention to review these letters of intent at the BOE meeting on Tuesday, February 6. If interested in serving on the school board, please submit a one-page letter of interest by Monday, February 5. Documents should be emailed to BOE President John Repak at email@example.com and BOE District Clerk Jean Gasparini at firstname.lastname@example.org. Documents can also be mailed to BOE District Clerk, 1211 Mill St., Fabius, NY 13063.
In your letter of intent please include background information, along with your knowledge, skills, and abilities that you feel would help the board in the selection process. Feel free to include any additional information you believe is important for us to consider.
If you need additional information, please feel free to reach out to John Repak, BOE President, Jean Gasparini, BOE District Clerk, or Dr. Lloyd Peck, Superintendent of Schools. For information on serving on a school board in New York State you can also review information published by the New York State School Board Association at www.nyssba.org.
All persons interested in being on the school board will have the opportunity to run for a new three-year term in May.