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Barnum faces looming staffing, building needs


February 18, 2022

Lois E. Johnson

A group of teachers and parents spoke to the school board about the importance of retaining teachers by offering them a fair salary increase to reward them for their hard work and to allow them to keep up with inflation and health care costs.

On top of a pandemic, the Barnum school board is looking at a challenging 2022, with top administrators leaving and an $8 million decision on school maintenance coming fast.

During the regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 15, the board held a lengthy discussion about replacing administrative staff that have left or are leaving.

The board approved the resignation of Judy Vitito, the former elementary principal, effective Jan. 7, at the meeting of the board Jan. 18, and Mike McNulty, superintendent, effective June 30. Gregg Campbell, the former high school principal, took a leave of absence last sum...

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