North Collins school board has two vacancies

OBSERVER Photo by Andrew David Kuczkowski North Collins Superintendent Scott Taylor, middle, said it was an “individual decision” for those members to leave. Also in the picture are school board president Shannon McGrath-Locking, left, and district clerk Kathleen Mason.

NORTH COLLINS — It is uncommon to see someone leave their post mid-term on a town, village, city or school board, however, the North Collins Board of Education had two depart in the past few months.

Brandi LoBianco has been absent the previous few months, according to the board’s comments in its January meeting. Meanwhile, Tammy Winter resigned from her position on the board during the January meeting. The board did not comment on the reasoning behind the departures.

In an interview with the OBSERVER, North Collins Supervisor Scott Taylor did not state specific reasons, but noted it was their choice to leave.

“It is an individual decision, and I thank both board members for their time and efforts serving the North Collins school community,” Taylor said.The board took inquiries to those interested until Feb. 5 and will decide at a future meeting who will fill the vacant seats.

The North Collins Board of Education will meet today at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library media center.

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