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Board Appoints Michael Vanyo as Next Superintendent

(March 8, 2017) At its March 7 meeting, the Ichabod Crane CSD Board of Education appointed Michael Vanyo as the next superintendent of schools, effective July 1, 2017.


Ichabod Crane CSD to Appoint Michael Vanyo as Next Superintendent

Michael Vanyo(Feb. 23, 2017) At its March 7 meeting, the Ichabod Crane CSD Board of Education is expected to appoint Michael Vanyo as the next superintendent of schools, effective July 1, 2017. Vanyo has 26 years of experience in public education including the past 10 years as superintendent.

“I consider Ichabod Crane to be one of the premier school districts in our region. It is my goal to work with the faculty, staff and Board of Education to strive for higher student results while providing a well-rounded learning experience for our students,” said Vanyo.

Vanyo has been the superintendent at Gloversville since 2012 and spent five years as the superintendent at Liberty. Throughout his career Vanyo has been a strong proponent of the fine arts, extracurricular activities and interscholastic athletic programs.

He has an extensive background in school finance serving as the assistant superintendent for business at Liberty and the business administrator for the Lake George and Hoosic Valley school districts. He also worked as a State Aid and Financial Planning Specialist for Questar III.

Vanyo started his career as a high school business education teacher for the Argyle and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school districts.

“Michael Vanyo is the Board of Education’s unanimous choice for superintendent. He brings extensive, hands-on experience in improving graduation rates, implementing new programs, developing fiscally sound budgets and overseeing needed capital improvements,” said Board President Anthony Welcome.

The Ichabod Crane CSD Board of Education offered Vanyo the position following a thorough recruitment and interview process. Welcome said the community’s voice was evident throughout the process.

In October, the Board asked the community (via survey and in a public forum) to provide feedback on the desired characteristics of the next superintendent and to list questions they would want to ask prospective candidates. Stakeholders submitted more than 100 questions, some of which were used in subsequent interviews. The position was then advertised across the state and country in October and November.
A stakeholder committee comprised of 13 members representing teachers, staff, administrators and community members interviewed seven candidates on December 20 and 21. On January 9, the Board reviewed the committee's input and narrowed the field to three semi-finalists. The Board interviewed these three candidates on January 30. Questar III BOCES assisted the Board with its search process.


Board of Education to Interview 3 Candidates for Superintendent

(Jan. 11, 2017) The Superintendent Search Committee comprised of 13 members representing teachers, staff, administrators and community members interviewed seven candidates over two days December 20 & 21. Questar III, who is assisting the Ichabod Crane Board of Education with the search, received 21 applications for the superintendent position.On January 9, the Board of Education reviewed the committee's input and narrowed the candidate field to three (3). The Board will interview the three candidates on Jan. 30 with an anticipated appointment at its March 7 meeting.


Superintendent Search: Invitation to Apply

(Oct. 24, 2016) The Ichabod Crane CSD Board of Education is seeking candidates for Superintendent of Schools. Questar III BOCES is assisting the Board of Education with its search process, which is designed to recruit highly qualified candidates.The deadline to apply is Nov. 21. To learn more about the process, or to apply, please visit our Search webpage.


Superintendent Search Survey

(Oct. 4, 2016) The Ichabod Crane CSD Board of Education has started a search for a new Superintendent of Schools. An online survey will be used to collect community input about the desired characteristics and other items to be considered by the Board during its search process.

This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Your responses are anonymous. If you cannot take this online please stop by Central Office located in the high school and complete a paper copy. The survey will close at 5 p.m. on October 18. There will also be an opportunity to provide input at a community forum scheduled at 7 p.m. on October 18 in the high school library. Click here to take the survey


Special Meeting of the Board of Education Sept. 30

(Sept. 22, 2016) At a Sept. 20 special meeting of the Board of Education, the board met with Questar III administrators to discuss the superintendent search.

"The Board will be seeking the services of Questar III to assist the District with its search for a new superintendent," Board President Anthony Welcome said. "We will keep the community updated throughout the process."

The Board of Education will meet with Questar III again for a special meeting on Friday, Sept. 30 to continue planning for the superintendent search. The meeting will be held in the Ichabod Crane High School library at 5 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.


Special Board Meeting to Discuss Superintendent Search Scheduled for Sept. 20

(Sept. 12, 2016) A special meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled for Tuesday, September 20 at 7 p.m. in the Ichabod Crane High School Library. At this meeting, the board will meet with Questar III administration to discuss the superintendent search process. The meeting is open to the public.


Superintendent Zini Announces He Will Not Seek to Renew Contract After June 2017

(Aug. 3, 2016) At the Board of Education meeting on August 2, Ichabod Crane Superintendent of Schools George Zini announced he will not be seeking to renew his contract which expires on June 30, 2017. Zini has served as superintendent since January 2013.

“I am very appreciative for the privilege I have had to serve as the Superintendent of Schools for the children, parents, staff and community of this great district,” Zini said. “Together we have implemented many educational improvements that have, and will continue to have, a positive impact on student learning in the ICC district. I look forward to continuing that good work in the 2016-17 school year.”

The Board of Education will discuss a search process at upcoming meetings.