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Hendrick Hudson School Board Member Resigns

MONTROSE, N.Y. – The Hendrick Hudson Central School District announced the resignation of school board Vice President William Oricchio on Wednesday afternoon. The Verplanck resident was appointed to the board in 2006, and was most recently re-elected in May 2010.

Oricchio said in a release that while he enjoyed his time on the board, he was looking to spend more time on his career and with his family.

“The Hendrick Hudson School District has had many accomplishments over the six years of my tenure on this Board, which has made this endeavor both fulfilling and worthwhile. However, at this point in my life, I need to take time to focus on my career and devote more time to my family,” Oricchio said. “It has been a pleasure to help lead our district through these challenging yet rewarding times. I’d like to thank my fellow trustees and the community for their support."

Board of Education President Marion Walsh said, “On behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to thank Bill for his dedicated service to our schools and community. His steady demeanor and financial expertise have been instrumental in the success of our schools. We will miss him at the Board table and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Oricchio will resign effective June 30, the same day as Superintendent Daniel McCann, who left his contract three years early. McCann also cited a desire to spend more time with his family when he announced his retirement in March. Brian D. Monahan has been appointed interim superintendent, at $875 per day.

“It has been a pleasure to work with Bill over these last six years,” McCann said. “Bill has helped to guide our district through trying financial times, consistently lending his expertise and leadership to help resolve the challenges we have faced. He has been an advocate for our students and represented our community admirably.”

The Board of Education will conduct a search to fill the remainder of Oricchio’s term, which expires June 30, 2013. Anyone interested in becoming a Board of Education member should submit a resume and cover letter to Rosanne Squillante, district dlerk, at by June 14.

The Board of Education will conduct interviews and hopes to have a nominee in place to take office at the annual board reorganizational meeting on July 14.

Oricchio was first appointed to the board to fulfill the unexpired term of Ellette Chatkin in November 2006.

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