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Details about two local school officials’ suspensions are vague

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School officials are saying little about why two administrators from the soon-to-be-merged Oppenheim-Ephratah and St. Johnsville districts have been suspended with pay. Oppenheim-Ephratah Central School District Superintendent Dan Russom and Christopher Fatta, principal of D.H. Robbins Elementary School in the St. Johnsville Central School District, were both placed on administrative leave Thursday. Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES Superintendent Patrick Michel is supervising the merger of the two school districts. In a statement on the Facebook page for the ...

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February 2, 2013
1:04 p.m.

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It has been stated that there is nothing criminal, does not involve finances or any danger to students. I am getting the impression that it may have something to do with their position or attitude on the merger prior to when it was voted for. So why is it the citizens of those 2 school districts can not be told what the issue is? The boards and the BOCES sup't could give some indication of what they did not like short of creating libel.