Letter: Kat-Lewisboro Schools Chief Active In Sandy Response

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To the Editor:

It has been brought to my attention that the whereabouts and deportment of Katonah-Lewisboro Schools Superintendent [Paul] Kreutzer during the Hurricane Sandy emergency has been the subject of some controversy.

In the 18 years I have lived in Lewisboro and my past term on the Town Board, I can recall no superintendent more committed to, and visibly involved in our community than Dr. Kreutzer.

During, and in preparation for the emergency Dr. Kreutzer attended and participated in the sometimes tense and contentious planning, staffing and update meetings. He exhibited grace and good humor at all times. His perspective was judicious, helpful and wise.

Moreover, he and sometimes his family, attended at the emergency operations center multiple times per day just to see if they could help out. He did this in addition to personally appearing at, and checking on, physical facilities of the school district. It is to be noted that these forays around the district were not without some personal risk in the early going.

Dr. Kreutzer’s community involvement was an extremely welcome development. He brought a superior analytic ability and wealth of knowledge to our meetings. He was, at all times, an active advocate for the school district’s and – most importantly – the children’s interest in safety, security and return to normalcy.

I must reiterate that this is the first time in my memory that we have had such active community participation by the district superintendent in the town. This is a very welcome development. Dr. Kreutzer is at all times invited to sit with our board as adviser and friend.

Frank V. Kelly, Esq.

Lewisboro Town Board member

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Reeve1:

This letter, written by a Town Councilman heavily involved in local emergency management and a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army reserves, sheds some welcomed light by blowing apart one of the drummed up recent allegations leveled by the Teacher's Union against Dr. Kreutzer.

When I think of all of the great teachers in Katonah Lewisboro leading our children in classes that teach philosophy, civics, ethics, history and political science, how embarrassed they must be at the behavior of their Union's leadership.

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