Garrison School Board Seeks Community Input on New Superintendent

The Board of Education of the Garrison Union Free School District will hold open forum meetings and conduct an online survey to hear from community members about the type of leader they would like to see as the school district’s next superintendent. Parents, retirees, homeowners, business owners, longtime residents and recent arrivals are invited to attend the meetings and/or complete the survey.

The current district superintendent, Gloria J. Colucci, has announced her intention to retire on Dec. 31, 2013, after a distinguished 45-year career in education, the last nine of which were in Garrison. The Garrison School Board has retained the services of Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES to help identify and recruit Colucci’s successor. Senior administrators from Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, the same team that helped recruit Colucci to Garrison in 2004, will moderate the forums.

“The Garrison Board of Education has committed to a transparent and inclusive process for finding a new superintendent,” said Board President Raymond O’Rourke. “We’re seeking insights and opinions from across the Garrison community on the qualifications and characteristics our next superintendent will need to lead the district forward.”

The forums will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, and from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Garrison School Library.

Community members who are unable to attend either of the meetings can still provide input on the next superintendent via an online survey accessible at the District web site at

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