Joe Curtis Talks Becoming Permanent Superintendent; Wishes Powell Would ‘Reconsider’ Resignation
The Pittsfield School Committee, in a 4-3 vote, confirmed interim superintendent Joe Curtis permanent to the job.
Slater and Marjo had a chance to speak with Curtis about a variety of things, including the abrupt resignation of school committee member Dennis Powell, on Thursday morning.
Slater: Well, Joe, you got voted in last night, albeit narrowly, were you up late?
Slater: Now, I gotta ask you, I know you're only human, would you have preferred to win in a landslide, and what is your reaction to Dennis Powell stepping down?
Slater: So, the situation with the Pittsfield Public School system, would you like to see it remain status quo or would you like to implement changes?
Marjo: Where are we with holding a graduation ceremony and proms and things like that?
Slater: How would you feel if you hadn't got the gig?
Slater and Marjo also joked around about tomorrow being a potential snow day and if he would drive around the city like his predecessor McCandless did to measure snowfall totals.
Curtis, 48, has been with the Pittsfield Public School system since he was 22, tenured at Morningside and Conte.