Pine Plains Central School District Handler’s contract extended one year

The Board of Education presented Martin Handler, superintendent of schools for the Pine Plains Central School District, with a one-year extension to his contract. An addendum to the provisions of the superintendent’s contract was signed by President Fred “Chip” Couse and approved by the Board of Education during its regular meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Photo submitted

PINE PLAINS — The Board of Education (BOE) of the Pine Plains Central School District has extended its contract with Superintendent of Schools Martin Handler by one year, through the 2018-19 school year. 

While members of the BOE were aware that Handler was beginning to think about retirement, they hoped to convince him to prolong his position as superintendent. As noted by school board President Fred “Chip” Couse, what began as an informal conversation with Handler soon led to the discussion of extending Handler’s contract.

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