Ogdensburg school board remembers former Superintendent Stitt with moment of appreciation at meeting
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 5:05 pm

By THOMAS LUCKIE III

OGDENSBURG – Ogdensburg City School District Board of Education member Michael Tooley took a moment to publicly appreciate the life and contributions of former District Superintendent of Schools Wesley Stitt at Monday’s meeting.

Stitt passed away on Feb. 15 and held the superintendent position from 1979 until his retirement in 1990, at which time he retired as the longest tenured superintendent in the history of the district.

“I think it’s important as a school community that we publicly express our condolences to Janet Stitt and the Stitt family upon the passing of Wes Stitt,” Tooley said.

“Wes Stitt was a valuable leader in this school community for many years during his time as Superintendent of Schools and gave so much to this local community. He expanded outside of Ogdensburg to SUNY Canton and so on,” Tooley added.

Stitt was involved with many area boards and organizations during his retirement years, including the Canton College Council and the Frederic Remington Art Museum.

“He was just a great guy to be around, so I do think it’s important to state publicly that we miss him and express condolences to the family,” Tooley said.