School Board Unsure How to Fill Superintendent Vacancy
Conrad Farner's resignation is effective at the end of the day Jan. 15, and no interim superintendent is in place.
One week after accepting Superintendent Conrad Farner's resignation and forging a pricey separation agreement with him, the Greenfield School Board is undecided on how to proceed with filling the vacancy.
Farner’s resignation is effective at the end of the day Tuesday. For hours in closed session Monday evening, board members debated the pros and cons of naming an interim superintendent but came away with no clear-cut solution.
A statement issued by the School Board said, “The School District of Greenfield Board of Education is in the process of filling the Superintendent position and will be making a final decision that is in best interest of the Greenfield community in the coming week.
“We are grateful to have such a committed team of educators and administrators that continue to provide the very best services to our students during this transitional period.”
Last week, board president Bruce Bailey indicated the board would discuss elevating Director of Educational Services Todd Bugnacki to the role of interim superintendent. But Tuesday, he told Patch the board could not come to a consensus on how to fill the role on a short-term basis.
“The hiring of an interim, whoever that may be, hasn’t been decided,” Bailey said. “We’re still kicking it around. We didn’t make any decisions. It was a long meeting, and no decision was made.”
Bailey said the board would go into closed session again Jan. 21 during its regularly scheduled meeting and said he anticipated coming out of that meeting with a plan of what to do next.
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