SILVER CREEK - Silver Creek Board of Education's meeting Wednesday was one of farewells as both board member Louis Dispenza and Interim Superintendent David Kurzawa said their goodbyes.
Dispenza has served on the board for 10 years and decided to resign from his position on the board due to increasing family and real estate commitments.
"I just totally enjoyed working with this board and the reason it's been so enjoyable is because we all worked together, we respected each other, we listened to each other... and we always had one thing in mind and that's the kids ... Thank you all," he said.
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The Silver Creek Board of Education said goodbye to long-time board member Louis Dispenza at its meeting Wednesday. Board President Matt Bogosian (right) presented Dispenza (left) with a plaque on behalf of the board.
Board members reluctantly accepted Dispenza's resignation, wished him well and presented him with a plaque thanking him for his service on the board.
"Silver Creek Central school in recognizes Louis Dispenza for 10 years of service on the board of education. By his strength and consistency, his sense of fairness and concern were always evident. The children of the community are appreciative for your service to them," Board President Matt Bogosian read from the plaque.
There are nine months remaining in Dispenza's term and the board will seek a replacement to fill the seventh spot on the board. Any Silver Creek school district residents interested in the position should contact the district office at 934-2603.
Kurzawa also attended his last board of education meeting Tuesday. This is Kurzawa's third time leaving the district as interim superintendent.
"This is my last meeting and I just want to thank (the board), the teachers and staff of Silver Creek again for the warm welcome. There are a lot of wonderful people here and you've got a lot of good things going and I know your new superintendent will really be a positive aspect to this school district ... I've enjoyed my stay but it's time to go again," he said.
Bogosian also thanked Kurzawa for his service.
"Mr. Kurzawa thank you very much. ... It's amazing how much time you've put in and how you don't look for the easy way out; you look for the right way out of problems. ... For this temporary position you've given us 100 percent," he added.
Recently appointed Superintendent Daniel Ljiljanich will start in his new position July 1 and his first board meeting will be the July 11 organizational meeting.
In other business:
The board approved a new policy for filtering and safe use of the internet which will apply to all students, staff and guests on the district's network. The policy will include student classes as well as parent workshops on students' appropriate use of the Internet.
Board member Marjorie Foxton thanked Kurzawa and High School Principal James Klubek for reintroducing Baccalaureate and hopes it will grow in future years.
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