New Leadership on Oxford School Board

Democrat Paula Guillet will head the school board.

Democrat Paula Guillet has been named Oxford Board of Education chairwoman.

The announcement was made at Tuesday's organizational meeting for the new school board, which includes four new members: Amy Cote, Stephen Brown, Diane Soracco - all Democrats - and Gerard Carbonaro, a Republican.

The vice chair is Lisa Hellauer who was an Independent but is now registered as a Democrat, according to the town's website. Soracco was named board secretary.

The board also discussed moving forward with a search for a new interim superintendent of schools. Interim Superintendent Jim Connelly's current contract with the town in his second stint in that role in Oxford states that he will work until Jan. 31. He is working at $650 a day.

The school board will hire an interim superintendent while it searches for a permanent educational leader. 

Angelina C November 30, 2011 at 02:57 PM
Congratulations to all officials and especially the BOE! It is time to move forward with the right leadership visionaries. Glad to see priority being given to hiring a new school leader and hoping the word interim will disappear from the district's key organizational positions.
carol November 30, 2011 at 04:35 PM
Congratulations to all!
MOM November 30, 2011 at 05:13 PM
Pinch Hitter December 01, 2011 at 01:09 AM
Let's hope there is sanity among the leadership now! Also, I hope you plan on bringing back the Audience of Citizens and take whatever questions are asked, even ones that may be nonsense or political, but nonetheless are available to be asked.
Ann Gamauf December 01, 2011 at 04:40 PM
Looking forward to moving forward for the children of our town! Good luck to the entire board - do what's right and you can't go wrong!


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