Clifton-Fine Board of Education right to terminate interim principal, Star Lake woman says
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 11:32 am

To the Editor:

First of all I would like everyone to read the definition of in-ter-im [in-ter-uhm]

• noun: 1. an intervening time; interval; meantime <> : in the interim. 2. a temporary or provisional arrangement; stopgap; makeshift. 3.(initial capital letter) Church History . any of three provisional arrangements for the settlement of religious differences between German Protestants and Roman Catholics during the Reformation.

• adjective: 4. for, during, belonging to, or connected with an intervening period of time; temporary; provisional: an interim order.

Sue Shene and Brian Buchanan both held titles at Clifton-Fine Central School that include the word interim, interim superintendent and interim principal.

For those who are not aware of what that means they were holding temporary positions.

I do not understand why there is so much turmoil going because of Brian Buchanan's job termination.

This man was only supposed to be holding this position temporarily.

No one wants to see someone lose their job but if this man put his hands on a child it is rightfully expected that the board would terminate his position early.

As a community member and having children in CFCS school I am appalled by the way our community is handling the recent termination.

Everyone seems it fit to continue to bash the members of the board allover Facebook, how soon we forget that the members of the BOE are someone's mother, or someones son, someones grandmother.

Put yourself in their shoes, how would you feel if your mom, dad, husband etc. were sitting on the board of education and made a decision that they saw to be in the best interest of the children and community of Clifton-Fine?

Some of the comments on Facebook are just downright hurtful and being made by some teachers of CFCS.

This type of behavior is certainly not the kind of behavior I want instilled on my children.

We as the community voted these board members into the positions that they currently hold entrusting them to make decisions based on the best interest of our children.

The bottom line is in my opinion I believe the board was doing what they felt they had to do to protect the children of the CFCS school district...isn't that what this is supposed to be about?

Nicole Gooder, Star Lake