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Fulton’s Grimshaw-Parker Finalist for J-E Schools Job

Fulton resident Deborah Parker Grimshaw is one of three finalists for the job of Superintendent of Schools in the Jordan-Elbridge school district, according to reports in The Citizen.

The other finalists, according to the newspaper, are a principal at Cicero-North Syracuse High School and a Superintendent of Schools in Oxford.

Committees met with the finalists on Monday and will make their recommendations to the Board of Education today, the reports say.

Parker Grimshaw is the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education in the Onondaga Central School District.

She headed the Fulton campus of Cayuga Community College after it opened.  She then joined OCM BOCES, working in training and development, before taking a building Principal’s job in Onondaga.

Jordan-Elbridge is a district in turmoil.  The Board of Education has come under withering public attack as the top ranks of the district’s administrators have been shaken up.  The superintendent negotiated an early departure under pressure, the high school principal was suspended and is suing, the district treasurer was fired and the assistant superintendent for business and finance was put on paid leave.

Residents routinely pack Board of Education meetings and have circulated petitions calling for the entire board to resign.  Several board members are not running for re-election.