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West Hurley resident Robert Curran honored by Mid-Hudson School Study Council

West Hurley resident Robert Curran, a longtime member of the Ulster BOCES Board of Education who represents the Onteora Central School District, was named the recipient of a 2024 Mid-Hudson School Study Council (MHSSC) Award for Excellence in School Board Service.

Curran was nominated by Ulster BOCES Board of Education President Susan Gilmore, who represents the Highland Central School District; Board Trustee Christopher Farrell, who represents the Kingston City School District; and Ulster BOCES Executive Secretary and Board Clerk Roxanne Babcock.

Curran was elected to a three-year term on the Ulster BOCES Board of Education in 2006 and has been re-elected five times. He is active in New York State School Boards Association activities, as well as in the Ulster County School Boards Association, serving as that organization’s president for many years.

During his 18-year tenure on the Ulster BOCES Board of Education, Curran has served as the Board president, vice president, and Audit Committee chair. He has also been a member of the Grievance Committee and the Pay Parity Committee.

Gilmore, Farrell, and Babcock all cited Curran’s devotion to education, as evidenced by his advocacy for all learners, his professional responsiveness, and his background knowledge of education law, finance, and personnel as factors in their nomination. They also pointed to the educational aspects of his volunteer work for United Way, the Ulster Literacy Association, and the Ulster County Office of the Aging.

Curran accepted his award at the Mid-Hudson School Study Council  Annual Awards Meeting & Celebration on Wednesday, May 8, at the Fieldstone Auditorium in North Rockland. He will retire from his board service at the conclusion of his term this coming June 30.

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