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Wayne CSD superintendent resigns at school board meeting

The superintendent of the Wayne Central School District resigned at a meeting Thursday where the board accepted, what members call, a “mutual separation agreement” with Dr. Mathis Calvin III. His resignation is effective June 30. Also on Thursday, members appointed Dr. Vicma Ramos as interim superintendent effective July 1.

This comes as Wayne Central school leaders are reviewing a recommendation on the possible removal of school board members. A special meeting is set for June 25 to discuss the recommendation from a hearing officer — before a final decision is made.

FULL STATEMENT POSTED ON WAYNE CSD WEBSITE:

“Earlier this evening the Board of Education and the Wayne Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mathis Calvin III, entered into a mutual separation agreement, effective June 30, 2019.

The district is thankful for the tireless efforts of Dr. Calvin throughout his tenure at Wayne.

Under his leadership Wayne Central has: raised its academic performance and received State-wide recognition for doing so; enacted one to one technology for its students; revised and created district wide curriculum; implemented more academic intervention and social and emotional supports for students, including mental health clinics in all of its schools; received community support and approval for a multi-million dollar Phase I capital improvement infrastructure repair project and enacted comprehensive efficiencies which have resulted in nearly $10 million dollars’ worth of savings for Wayne taxpayers and has restored the districts fiscal status, bringing the district out from under the Office of the State Comptrollers designation of “susceptible to fiscal stress.” Dr. Calvin’s hard work and efforts are truly recognized.

We wish Dr. Calvin well as he moves forward with his career.”

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