Holley looks to fill vacancy on Board of Education

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 September 2014 at 12:00 am


HOLLEY – The school district welcomes residents to apply for a vacant position on the Board of Education.

Kellie Spychalski, the board’s vice president, resigned during the Aug. 18 BOE meeting. Her terms runs until June 30, 2015.

The board wants to appoint someone to fill the vacancy. Residents are welcome to send letters of interest in the position to Connie Nenni, District Clerk at 3800 North Main St. Rd., Holley, NY 14470 or email the letter to cnenni@holleycsd.org. Monday is the last day to apply for the volunteer position.

“The Board and entire Holley community wish to thank Kellie for her hard work and dedication, as well as her many years of service to the students, staff and school community,” according to a statement on the Holley district web site.

Spychalski resigned due the demands of her job as executive director with Opportunities Unlimited in Niagara County, said BOE President Brenda Swanger.

Spychalski left the Arc of Orleans County last year to take the position in Niagara County. She worked for The Arc for 21 years. She has been commuting from Holley to Niagara Falls.

“She was a great addition to the board,” Swanger said. “She is a very respected professional woman who loves the kids.”

The BOE appointed Robin Silvis to vice president of the board during the Aug. 18 meeting.