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November 25, 2009

Letters to the Editor: November 25, 2009

Clarifying remarks

I would like to correct and clarify some of what has been reported regarding Cooperstown’s Superintendent of School’s search.

There will not be an opportunity for the general public to meet the final candidates. The possibility for that came from a telephone interview I had with the Freeman’s Journal which took place before the Board began final planning for the full search process and schedule.

I offered the possibility of finalists meeting with the public based on how the interviews were done for the last superintendent search. However, when the Board put its final plan together, candidates were scheduled to be in committee interviews from 8 a.m.

to 5:45 p.m. with only 45 minutes before meeting with the Board for their final interview.

Board members do not attend any of the committee interviews.

There is a specific committee of community members which will be chosen by the Board based on the broadest representation of district residents, and both we and they will give due consideration to survey responses from the public.

I’m sorry for the misinformation caused by my early speculation on the matter and trust you will understand.

Lastly, first interviews will be in February, but finalist interviews will be in March. Please let us know your thoughts via online or by-request written surveys, and I am always available for a phone call, letter or email.

Anthony Scalici

Cooperstown Board of Education President

Youth football says thanks

With the completion of another great season of youth football, and on behalf of the Board of Cooperstown Youth Football, I would like to thank the greater Cooperstown community for their continued support and generosity.

As with every year, there is a significant amount of time and energy put forth by so many dedicated volunteers. It is this commitment to providing our children the very best experience that helps to create the memorable, and sometimes magical, moments on the field, many of which last a lifetime.

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