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Former Andover Superintendent Dr. Derek Schulein has been on leave since September 9, Kathryn Slavinski has been acting Superintendent

By Andrew Harris

The school board in Andover NY posted this notice of a special meeting planned for today:

Dear Andover School Community –

This is notice of a Special Board of Education Meeting to be held at 4:00 PM on Thursday, September 22, 2022 in Room 108.

Please note – this meeting will not be livestreamed.

An agenda released by the school indicates that the special meeting will be to bring a new school superintendent on board. Current acting superintendent, Kathryn Slavinski, will be relieved of her temporary charge and David Hanks will be installed as the new ACS Superintendent.

Hanks, a veteran administrator, retired from Fillmore Central School in 2009. But he got is start in Andover in the late 1970’s. Hanks explained that he was a guidance counselor and basketball coach in Andover until 1982.

Hanks with grandchildren circa 2020

We asked Hanks why, after over a decade of retirement, was planning to get back in the game?

“I actually didn’t. They reached out to me. I had done several schools since retiring from Fillmore but really was not planning on any more. But Andover is where I essentially started my career.”

Hanks explained that he has long been an advocate for Allegany county public schools:

“The rural schools in Allegany County have always been special places. By design my wife and I raised and educated our children in Allegany County.”

Watch the Wellsville Sun for more on Dave Hanks as he takes the helm of a great school in need of stability.

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