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Ed Board Responds To Kat-Lewisboro Union’s Accusations

Katonah-Lewisboro School Board President Mark Lipton, left, and Superintendent Paul Kreutzer attend a recent board meeting.
Katonah-Lewisboro School Board President Mark Lipton, left, and Superintendent Paul Kreutzer attend a recent board meeting. Photo Credit: Bob Dumas

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Katonah-Lewisboro Board of Education President Mark Lipton issued a statement in response to charges leveled against Superintendent Paul Kreutzer by the teachers union during last Thursday’s board meeting.

At the meeting, representatives from the Katonah-Lewisboro District Teachers Association (KLDTA) told the board they lost faith in Kreutzer’s ability to lead and released a six-page statement that leveled a litany of charges against the administrator, ranging from bullying and intimidation to sexual misconduct.

Lipton’s statement in response to the union’s accusations follows in its entirety:

“On Thursday evening, the Board of Education was unexpectedly presented with a set of concerns by the Katonah-Lewisboro District Teachers Association (KLDTA) regarding the leadership of our superintendent of schools. Oddly, many of these concerns date to Dr. Kreutzer's previous employment in Wisconsin, while others refer to his time in Katonah-Lewisboro.

“None of the information made known to the public was unknown to the Board, and we find it unfortunate that the KLDTA chose to share its concerns in a confrontational public manner, rather than utilizing appropriate and respectful channels of communication.

“It is the Board of Education that is responsible for ensuring that the superintendent discharges his duties effectively. As mandated by contract, the Board will continue to exercise its performance evaluations of the superintendent using our established protocols.”

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