By Susan Monteleone
ELDRED June 13, 2006 Its official: Eldred Central School Supt. Ivan Katz is leaving the district as of August 2006.
Katz has taken a job at the Fallsburg School District and will begin as superintendent this September.
Katz noted that "this has been a difficult decision for me, and I will miss Eldred.
This job gives me the opportunity to remain in Sullivan County, and I am looking forward to starting in the Fallsburg district. Fallsburg is a bigger district, and the money is not the compelling issue for me leaving, but it was a factor."
Katz added, "Eldred will always have a special place in my heart. I have watched this community come together for its kids and its district. The support the school board has given me and the district is really special to me and one I will always cherish."
Katz has been in the Eldred School District for the past eight years and replaced former Supt. Candace Mazur.
Ironically, he will be replacing Interim Supt. Charlotte Gregory at Fallsburg, who herself was interim superintendent at Eldred in 1999 and who will be returning there this fall once again as interim supt.