BETHLEHEM-WOODBURY — The Region 14 Board of Education held a special meeting on Tuesday, June 1. which included an executive session to discuss School Superintendent Joseph Olzacki’s performance, but after a session that lasted about two hours, the board returned out of executive session and adjourned without taking any action or making any announcements about the results.
The handful of people in the audience at Nonnewaug High School were joined by close to 50 individuals watching the meeting on YouTube.
The board did take action on an item authorizing the lease of Dell Chromebooks. The minutes of the meeting included a payment structure to show an interest rate of 3.4757% and calculates the payments into three annual payments as follows: for 2021-22, $203,566.54; for 2022-23, $203,566.54, and for 2023-24, $203,566.54, for a total of $610,699.62.
The executive session was officially called for the discussion and possible action on written attorney-client privileged communication concerning 1) the investigation of the superintendent’s performance and the vaccine program; 2) the superintendent’s employment/contract; 3) a discussion and possible action on employment/contract of Superintendent of Schools. The board invited Attorney Mark Sommaruga into the executive session.
In returning to the meeting out of executive session, Chairman George Bauer said the board was working on an Executive Summary which will be forthcoming.