WPCNR SCHOOL DAYS. By John F. Bailey. July 2, 2013:
Timothy Connors reported for duty Monday as Interim Superintendent of Schools in White Plains, while the Board of Education begins a national search for a new permanent Superintendent. Mr. Connors replaces Dr. Christopher Clouet who began Monday as Superintendent of the Tarrytowns school district.
Mr. Connors was Superintendent in White Plains from 2002 through 2009.
He told WPCNR via telephone today, “It’s nice to know you’re out there, John, I look forward to working with you coming in.”
He said, “I’m excited to be here. This is a great school district and there are a lot of people who want to do the right things for children. We’re going to start to plan for going forward. At the beginning of August I’ll give you a view of where we think we are as a district. We’ll talk about anthing you want to talk about.”
“I think the smart thing I can do right now is to make sure I get input from everybody, where they think they are, where they think we can enhance what we’re doing, and collectively come up with a plan to move forward and insure all of our kids are maximizing their potential to learn.”
On the teacher negotiations that have been stalled for six months, Connors said , “We’re going to be going to fact-finding in the fall and once we complete that I’m optimistic we’ll start to move forward.”