Brookfield’s Board of Education accepted the retirement request of Superintendent Jim Plows last week.
And then a minute later rehired him.
Plows, a BCS graduate who joined the District as Business manager in 1998, will unofficially step down as superintendent June 30. Two weeks later Plows will return to BCS as the Interim Superintendent through June 30, 2023.
This spring Plows agreed to delay his complete retirement to help guide the District through some of the post-pandemic recovery. His move to remain as Interim Superintendent is one of three administrative adjustments made at last week’s Board of Education meeting.
Principal Carrie Smith was approved for a two-year leave of absence as principal. Smith will become the newly-created Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Pupil Personnel.
In that position, which is a three-page job description, Smith will lead all facets of the District in recovering lost learning and getting back on track with academic, social and emotional progress for students. She begins that role July 1, and for the first two weeks will also serve as Interim Superintendent while Plows is on vacation.
Elementary teacher Ron Pavlus was given a one-year leave of absence from teaching to become the District’s Interim Principal as of July 1.
In other matters, Smith reported on how 75 seventh through twelfth grade students attended the Syracuse Mets Education Day to celebrate their hard work this year. She said more reward days will be incorporated…