Little Public Comment On School Superintendent Sharing

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Jennifer Ward was one of two residents who came to a meeting Thursday night to ask questions about possibly sharing General Brown superintendent Cammy Morrison with Lyme Central School for the 2014-2015 school year.

Ward is all for trying out sharing a superintendent.

"I think its definitely smart to do a trial first, before you make that general," she said. "We need to consolidate."

Sharing a superintendent would save General Brown and Lyme around $60,000 each for the coming school year.

While many residents didn't attend Thursday's board meeting, Superintendent Morrison feels it's because district residents are comfortable with sharing a superintendent.

"Most of the feedback has been very positive," Morrison said. "I think our community understands that we are trying to think outside the box."

Lyme school board member Terry Countryman attended the meeting to hear residents' opinions. He would like to hear from more residents in both school districts.

"We need to hear from the public," he said. "We react to that, we respond to it, and not the minority, the majority."

Residents will have another chance for questions and comments at Lyme school's board meeting on August 21.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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