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Dec 7, 2016 12:39 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Southampton School Board Plans To Appoint Dyno As Superintendent In January

The Southampton Board of Education plans to directly appoint Dr. Nicholas Dyno as the superintendent of schools in January. BY GREG WEHNER
Dec 7, 2016 1:40 PM

The Southampton Board of Education voted on Tuesday to appoint a new superintendent at their next meeting in January—staying with a familiar face.

After discussing the position during the regularly held board meeting, board members decided to add an item to the January 10 meeting agenda to appoint Interim Superintendent Dr. Nicholas Dyno as the new superintendent.

District Clerk Amy Pierson said the board discussed other options, including hiring a search firm to find another candidate to fill the position, or continuing to run the district with Dr. Dyno as interim superintendent.

Few residents were at the meeting during the discussion, according to Ms. Pierson, but the board wanted to be as transparent as possible by talking about the position in the regular meeting instead of behind closed doors in executive session.

At the meeting, Dr. Brian Zahn, the principal of Southampton High School, and Southampton Teachers Association President Sean Brand both spoke in support of appointing Dr. Dyno as the superintendent.

The position has been vacant since April, when former Superintendent Dr. Scott Farina resigned from his position and received a $300,000 payout. His resignation was announced at a School Board meeting, and, at that same meeting, Dr. Dyno, the district’s assistant superintendent for instruction, was appointed as the interim superintendent.

Since Dr. Farina’s resignation, the district has refused to disclose the specific reasons for the resignation, which came about two months after the district’s Board of Education hired outside counsel to investigate unspecified allegations made against the superintendent.

Dr. Dyno was not available for comment on Wednesday morning.

Anyone wishing to contact the board members with questions or concerns have been asked to call (631) 591-4510 or send an email to BOE@southamptonschools.org.

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By Dafsgirl (64), Southampton on Dec 7, 16 2:18 PM
Not just good. Dyno-mite!--JJ Walker
By C Law (349), Water Mill on Dec 7, 16 7:05 PM
Like this is a big surprise.
By pvalk6 (31), Southampton on Dec 7, 16 2:43 PM
Back ground check?
By knitter (1850), Southampton on Dec 7, 16 7:13 PM
This district will continue its downward spiral
By April1 (156), Southampton on Dec 7, 16 7:53 PM
Gee. That's not like you?
By SlimeAlive (1181), Southampton on Dec 8, 16 8:20 AM
Somehow you don't think he is one of those libs
"The libs destroy every institution they touch- from the FBI to the Nobel prize committee to the SCOTUS to the US public education syst"
By April1 (156), Southampton on Dec 8, 16 9:17 PM
I have no clue how he is registered to vote. And, you know I'm right about the toxicity of the liberal impact on our nations great institutions. That being said, you and your family should gain the skill of critical thinking and nuanced communication before you run from the alternate universe of homeschooling back into the communities arms
By SlimeAlive (1181), Southampton on Dec 13, 16 5:05 AM
April 1, take your negative energy elsewhere.
By Infoseeker (279), Hampton Bays on Dec 7, 16 8:08 PM
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I hope this Board has the good sense to NOT put a confidentiality clause in the employment agreement in the case of credible allegations of misconduct or lapses of personal mores. Those are designed only to shield the guilty and hide the incompetence of the Board that made the hiring decision.
By Funbeer (269), Southampton on Dec 8, 16 3:55 AM
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They need to have random drug testing in every education contract
By chief1 (2765), southampton on Dec 12, 16 9:12 AM
Most employers require drug testing of their employees, every single person working in the school district are OUR EMPLOYEES and should be subject to the same.
By bigfresh (4537), north sea on Dec 12, 16 9:23 AM
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