The Wayne Central School Board has accepted the resignation of Renee Garrett as Superintendent at the Board Meeting on Thursday (6/26). This resignation becomes effective June 30, 2014.
The Wayne Central Board gave this statement, following their acceptance of Garrett’s resignation.
“We are pleased to announce we have also approved an Interim Superintendent, John Carlevatti. Mr. Carlevatti taught school in the Rochester City School District for fifteen years, served as a school building administrator in the Newark, Greece and Webster Central School Districts over a ten year period, was an Assistant and then Deputy Superintendent for the Webster Central School District for six years, and retired from the position of Superintendent of Schools in Penfield Central School District after four years. Mr. Carlevatti will assume his position as Interim Superintendent at Wayne Central on or about July 7, 2014.”
“We are confident that Mr. Carlevatti will provide the District with both stability and sound leadership while the Board conducts the search for our permanent Superintendent. The Board would like to thank Bob LaRuche for his steadfast dedication to the district while serving as acting Superintendent. His devotion to the District and our students is admirable.”
Superintendent Garrett, who came to the helm of the Wayne Central School District in the 2010-2011 school year, has dealt with a great deal of mistrust and anger from residents of the District in the past few years. There was the firing of popular Wrestling coach Scott Freischlag in 2011, and the negative audit report from the State Comptroller concerning fund balances in the District last year.
She was especially vilified in the press and at School Board meetings for her non-disclosure to the police and Board of Education about a drunk driving incident involving a Wayne School bus driver.
Last month, the board released a a very vague statement about Mrs. Garrett being “ temporarily unavailable” to continue her duties as Wayne Superintendent. No further comment from the Board of Education followed the bombshell resolution/statement, which occurred just days after taxpayers voted in several new board members, with leanings not favorable to the Superintendent.