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May 28, 2012 6:39 am
John Mason writes in the Register Star Dr. Neil Howard Jr. was recently named Taconic Hills Central School District superintendent. Howard has served as principal of Taconic Hills Middle School since 2008. He will succeed Mark Sposato as superintendent, effective in September. Howard is a resident of Churchtown and the son of retired Hudson City superintendent Neil Howard Sr. Read the full story in the Register Star.

Trevor Alford reports in the Register Star the Chatham Central School District Board of Education is now accepting letters from individuals interested in filling the vacancy created by the resignation of Francis Iaconetti in April. A candidate must be a resident of the district, be at least 18 years of age and be able to read and write. Letters will be accepted at the district central office through the close of business, June 14. Interviews will be held during an open meeting, June 26. The successful candidate will be chosen that night and serve for one year. Read the full story in the Register Star.

Finally, John Mason reported in the Register Star the Germantown Central School District Board of Education agreed to amend its 2012-13 budget proposal and reduce the proposed tax levy increase to 1.75 percent, well within the limits of the state mandated property tax cap. Voters will return to the polls June 19 for a second vote, following the defeat of the board's first spending plan, May 15. Germantown was one of 24 budgets defeated statewide, according to the New York State United Teachers. The appropriations and expenditures details of the new budget are forthcoming, as the result of a number of staffing adjustments made by the board this week, Mason writes. Read the full story in the Register Star.
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