Palmieri elected to BOE president

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District Superintendent Janice Fipp introduces newly sworn in members; Deborah Levitt, Karyn White and Angelic Delcher District Superintendent Janice Fipp introduces newly sworn in members; Deborah Levitt, Karyn White and Angelic Delcher

NORTHFIELD--With the school board elections moved to the November general election, local boards are going through the process of reorganizing with new members and starting their year off the same as their municipal counterparts.


The Northfield Board of Education swore in two incumbents and one newcomer Monday Jan. 7 with Karyn White and Deborah Levitt returning to the board and Angelic Delcher rounding out the three women elected.

John Palmieri was elected for the sixth straight year as president of the board. Palmieri has served for nine years on the board. Karyn white was the unanimous choice to be vice president. She is beginning her second three-year term on the board. She replaces Steve Wynn who was the board VP for the last 18 months.

Palmieri announced that he has instituted a new committee for this year; the safety and security committee and he is seeking volunteers for the committee. He said this will include people from all segments including board members, the administration with the superintendent along with board secretary and business administrator, Linda Albright as well as Police Chief Bob James and several other officers, a teacher, parent and member of the public. "The police are going to be teaching us what we need to know to make our school as safe as possible. We know you cannot totally lock down a school, that is just not practical but together we will learn what is best for the Northfield Community School.” said Palmieri.

Fipp added, “Mr. Palmieri creating the safety and security committee is excellent. Although we have done a great deal, it is important to continually assess our procedures and our school environment.”

The board approved a three year contract for district superintendent, Janice Fipp. The superintendent thanked the board of education for their confidence and said she is excited to begin the next three years with the Northfield Community School. 
Fipp's contract calls for an annual salary of $145,000.


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