Tupper school superintendent presents plaque to outgoing board president

TUPPER LAKE – School board President Dan Mansfield, recently voted off the board, was honored Monday night at his last school board meeting.

Tupper Lake Central School District Superintendent Seth McGowan presented Mansfield with a plaque honoring him for his 10 years of service on the board. McGowan said he did so on behalf of the board, the district’s students and the community.

“I would like to thank you for your years of dedication to doing what’s right for kids,” McGowan told him. “You’ve been level-headed, you’ve been an advocate for the school and an advocate for the community, and for that we owe you a great debt of service.”

Mansfield thanked him and said he has enjoyed his time on the board.

“I encourage anybody in the future to run,” Mansfield said. “It’s well worth it.”

He thanked everyone for being given the opportunity to serve.

The large group in attendance at the meeting broke out into applause after the small ceremony ended.

Mansfield was voted off the board in May elections as the lowest vote-getter of three candidates. Dawn Hughes retained her seat, and Trish Anrig will take Mansfield’s place. The board will elect a new president when Anrig starts, at its organizational meeting at the beginning of July.

Mansfield will be out of town on business next week for the second public vote on the school budget and high school graduation.

Contact Jessica Collier at 891-2600 ext. 26 or jcollier@adirondackdailyenterprise.com.