BREAKING NEWS: Hagerman resigns as Scarsdale schools superintendent effective May 6 | Scarsdale

ByAlyssa R. Elliott

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Next a fifty percent-hour government session, Scarsdale Board of Training vice president Amber Yusuf declared that Superintendent Dr. Thomas Hagerman resigned as of now, Friday, May perhaps 6, owing to the distraction induced by the IRS challenge the administration appeared to have included up for 10 months ahead of asserting it to the board of education on March 25.

Hagerman experienced previously announced in January he was leaving to take a placement as head of school of the Latin Faculty in Chicago efficient July 1. In doing so he broke the 12-thirty day period see clause in his agreement.

In board president Karen Ceske’s absence, Yusuf examine a assertion from Hagerman at the May well 6 conference: “… the IRS situation has come to be a distraction to that do the job. Whilst I have now resigned my situation as superintendent of schools powerful June 30, I now truly feel it is very best to do so far more immediately in purchase for the district to preserve its aim on college students and a productive ending to the school yr. It has been a privilege to do the job on behalf of Scarsdale’s children and youth and together with so lots of outstanding administrators, college and workers.”

Assistant superintendent for human resources and leadership enhancement Dr. Drew Patrick, who was unanimously tabbed by the board of education as interim superintendent for the 2022-23 college yr at a salary of $300,000 whilst the board searches for a long lasting substitute, was appointed interim superintendent as of Saturday, Might 7.

Yusuf congratulated Patrick, who was current for the meeting, and explained, “We’re psyched to be operating with you ideal absent.”

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Dr. Drew Patrick was named interim superintendent before than predicted.

Right after displaying his appreciation, Patrick stated, “I just want to assure the board and the neighborhood that whilst you have been diligently performing on a selection of issues, educating and discovering in the district have gone on with all the exhilaration and enthusiasm you’d assume at this time of yr as the temperature gets nicer and so forth and we’ll carry on to perform challenging correct by June and switch our notice to the summer time and the opening of university in September. I really considerably look ahead to functioning with you all, way too.”

Board member Ron Schulhof thanked Patrick “for stepping into this position at this time.”

About a fifty percent hour following the conference finished, the district unveiled a assertion signed by the entire board of ed:

“The Board experienced previously picked Dr. Patrick as interim Superintendent for the 2022-2023 college year. We are confident that he is the greatest specific to direct our faculties at this time and provide important continuity in the months and year forward. He possesses a deep expertise of, and correct passion for, schooling, together with leadership abilities, a collaborative nature, and excellent interpersonal and communication competencies. He understands the tradition and values of our educational institutions and is dedicated to the achievement of all of our students in addition to the members of our college and employees.

“Understanding that a transform in executive management is substantial, the Board is committed to doing work with and supporting Dr. Patrick and the entire faculty local community throughout this changeover.”

This is a establishing tale. Examine back again at and The Scarsdale Inquirer next week for much more.