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Bill Crankshaw

‘Crisis Response Teams’ Met Today To Develop Plan To Assist Students
CRANKSHAW REPORTS TO PUBLIC

‘Crisis Response Teams’

Met Today To Develop

Plan To Assist Students

Superintendent Crankshaw

COOPERSTOWN – Cooperstown Central schools’ “crisis response teams” at the elementary and junior-senior high school levels have prepared an “excellent plan” to address concerns students and staff may have as the result of Friday’s arrest of phys-ed teacher Justin Hobbie on charges of distributing child pornography.

In a message sent to the community at 6:04 p.m., Supt. of Schools Bill Crankshaw said both teams had met today to discuss the “very serious charges” against Hobbie, 41, who was arrested at his Springfield Center home by state police and officers of the federal Department of Homeland Security.

CCS Budget Hearing Sets Stage For May 16 Vote, Election Of 2

CCS Budget Hearing Sets Stage

For May 16 Vote, Election Of 2

CCS Superintendent of Schools Bill Crankshaw details the 2017-18 spending plan at this evening’s official budget hearing at the middle/high school library. The $19,061,937 budget, which includes a 2.8 percent increase in the tax levy, will go to the voters Tuesday, May 16, when polls will be open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. at the high school. Five candidates – all were at tonight’s hearing – are vying to fill two vacancies. The only non-candidate to speak at tonight’s hearing was Carl Wenner, Fly Creek, front left, who raised concerns about rising taxes.  School board members, seated, from left, are Marcy Birch, president Theresa Russo, Mary Leonard and Marielle Ainsworth.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

 

CCS Board Gives Unanimous OK To New Superintendent’s Budget

CCS Board Gives Unanimous OK

To New Superintendent’s Budget

The Cooperstown Central school board a few minutes ago prepares to unanimously approve the proposed 2017-18 budget, totaling $19,061,937, a 3.38 percent increase. If approved by district voters Tuesday, May 16, the tax levy would rise 2.77 percent. From left are school board members Tony Scalici and Tim Hayes, Superintendent of Schools Bill Crankshaw, board President Theresa Russo, and school board members Marcy Birch and Mary Leonard. (Jim Kevlin//AllOTSEGO.com)
HERE ARE CCS PROPOSED 2017-18 EXPENDITURES
HERE ARE CCS PROJECTED 2017-18 REVENUES
HERE IS CCS PROPERTY TAX REPORT CARD
New CCS Superintendent Takes Budget On The Road

New CCS Superintendent

Takes Budget On The Road

New CCS Superintendent of Schools Bill Crankshaw is at the Hartwick Town Board meeting at this hour, outlining the proposed 2017-18 school budget. It is the first of six meetings leading up to the budget vote 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, when two school board seats will also be filled. Listening in the foreground is Town Board member Quinton Hasak Jr.  Accompanying him were, seated at left, CCS Business Manager Amy Kukenberger and school board member Marcie Birch.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
CCS Superintendent Sworn In

CCS Superintendent Sworn In

CCS’ new superintendent of schools, Bill Crankshaw, recites his oath office, administered by Clerk of the District Wendy Lansing, right, at the beginning of this evening’s school board meeting in the middle/high school library. At left, school board President Theresa Russo. Crankshaw assumed his duties with the New Year.  A snowstorm cancelled last week’s board meeting, so this is his first. At the completion of the oach, the audience applauded.   Crankshaw, raised in the Mohawk Valley, was recruited from his first superintendency, at Remsen Central in the Adirondacks.  (Jim Kevlin /AllOTSEGO.com)
Traffic Steady 90 Minutes At Crankshaw’s Reception
NEW CCS SUPERINTENDENT WELCOMED

Traffic Steady 90 Minutes

At Crankshaw’s Reception

Lucy Hayes, 10, right, takes advantage of this evening’s welcome reception to get know the man who will be overseeing her education for the foreseeable future, Dr. William Crankshaw, new Cooperstown Central School superintendent.  The reception line to meet Crankshaw, who joined CCS Tuesday, Jan. 3, was continuous for the full 90 minutes of this evening’s event.  With Lucy are dad Tim, a SUNY Oneonta administrator who is also a member of the CCS Board of Education, sister Madison, 12 (but she’s turning 13 tomorrow), and mom Lindsay.  (In the background is Sydney Scalici.)  At right, Crankshaw, who resigned as Remsen Rotary Club president, had a chance to chat this evening with Marge Landers, Cooperstown Rotary President.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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