Parents sound off over investigation into Wayne Central School Board members

The controversy centered around two members of the Wayne Central School Board was a hot topic once again at the board’s Thursday night meeting.

Steve Gallaher and Dennis Landry could be removed from their positions due to allegations of official misconduct.

Among those allegations are claims of inappropriate and unauthorized independent inquiry.

Landry said they asked questions to hold leaders accountable, while Gallaher is calling for greater transparency.

Both deny any wrongdoing.

On Thursday, parents within the Wayne Central School District returned to the school board demanding answers. They want to know why Landry and Gallaher could get kicked off the school board.

Some parents say they still don't know about the allegations surrounding the board members.

"We are very frustrated," said Abbie Schmitt, a parent within the school district. "We want to make our voices heard, and that they listen to us this time."

Parents and community members renewed their concerns over what they say is a lack of transparency from the school board and the superintendent.

The accusations against Landry and Gallaher allegedly stem from actions taken at Freewill Elementary last year, which closed down after strong opposition in 2016.

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