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School board elects new officers, makes annual appointments

The new configuration of the Cazenovia School District Board of Education includes new member Lisa Lounsbury, far right, newly-elected board President Pat Vogl, third from left, and newly-elected board Vice President Cindy Tobin Bell, second form left. Also picture,d from left, are Bboard member Karin Marris, Superintendent Bob Dubik, Assistant Superintendent Bill Furlong, and board members Jan Woodworth and Leigh Baldwin.

The new configuration of the Cazenovia School District Board of Education includes new member Lisa Lounsbury, far right, newly-elected board President Pat Vogl, third from left, and newly-elected board Vice President Cindy Tobin Bell, second form left. Also picture,d from left, are Bboard member Karin Marris, Superintendent Bob Dubik, Assistant Superintendent Bill Furlong, and board members Jan Woodworth and Leigh Baldwin. Photo by Jason Emerson.

— The Cazenovia Board of Education held its annual reorganizational meeting July 9, at which it elected new officers, made its yearly appointments and approved its annual policies.

During a work session prior to the meeting, new board member Lisa Lounsbury, who was elected to the board May 19, was officially sworn in to her seat. Board member Kathy Hahn, who was reelected May 19, was absent but will be sworn in by the end of the month.

While the school board elects a new president and vice president every year, the retirement of longtime President Fritz Koennecke from the board left the head chair vacant. Members Pat Vogl and Cindy Tobin Bell were nominated by their fellow members for the presidency. Bell suggested Vogl be named president, after which the board unanimously elected Vogl as board president and Bell as vice president. Vogl has been on the school board for eight years, and is a past president.

The board also appointed members to its various committees, with Leigh Baldwin (chairperson), Vogl and Lounsbury named to the finance and audit committee; Bell (chairperson) Hahn and Karin Marris named to the facilities committee; and Jan Woodworth (chairperson), Baldwin and Marris named to the personnel committee, with Bell as an alternate.

The board also created a new superintendent committee, composed of the entire school board, which will focus on the hiring of a new district superintendent to succeed current Superintendent Bob Dubik, who retires at the end of the 2013-14 school year. Dubik announced his retirement in June.

Other annual appointments made by the board included Patricia Marzeski as district clerk and deputy district treasurer, Sheryl Conley as district treasurer, Julie Mattina as tax collector and Helen M. Curtis as claims auditor.

The board re-adopted all policies and codes of ethics in effect during the previous school year; set the district’s mileage reimbursement rate to be one-half of IRS guidelines, or 28 cents per mile unless different in collective bargaining agreements; and set the district building use fee at $40 per hour for the 2013-14 school year.

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