Wenck named Milford
STAFF REPORT • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
MILFORD — Milford Central School has named Romona Wenck as its interim superintendent of schools through Dec. 30.
The school’s Board of Education approved the hire at its meeting Wednesday, July 7.
Wenck had served as superintendent of neighbor Laurens Central School for 23 years, retiring in 2020. In October, she took over as interim superintendent at Cooperstown Central School, serving until the spring, when Sarah Spross was hired as the new superintendent.
Milford had its own long-time superintendent, Peter Livshin, who retired in 2016 after 19 years leading the district. Mark Place succeeded him but agreed to a mutual separation with the district at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
Dr. Catherine Huber, ONC BOCES district superintendent, was serving as the district’s temporary superintendent and also leading the candidate search. She will continue to help the district look for a new full-time superintendent.
In an unrelated move at its meeting Wednesday, July 29, the Milford BOE approved a fall sports merger with Laurens Central School for boys soccer. The schools already had a merged track and field team. The board also renewed its agreement to allow its girls to swim and its athletes to play football at Cooperstown Central School in the fall.
I am sure she is not volunteering her time in these interim positions. The per diem rate that she is getting paid far outshines her salary when she was working full time. Please don’t make it look like she is an angel on earth.