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Beacon Schools Superintendent Walkley Resigns

Beacon's school superintendent, Barbara Walkley, resigned her post this week after allegations were raised by a small group of parents in the district. The Board of Education said it believes the allegations were without merit.
Beacon's school superintendent, Barbara Walkley, resigned her post this week after allegations were raised by a small group of parents in the district. The Board of Education said it believes the allegations were without merit. Photo Credit: Youtube

BEACON, N.Y. -- Barbara Walkley has resigned, just one month shy of her one-year tenure as superintendent of Beacon schools, according to a report by twcnews.com.

Walkley, who had been made interim chief after Paul Dorward suddenly resigned as superintendent in 2014, had been hired on a permanent basis in February 2015, according to a report in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Walkley, who made $177,000 a year, resigned in the wake of allegations made by a small group of residents and will receive a buyout, the Poughkeepsie Journal reported.

The Board of Education has said it believes the allegations are false, but they have compromised Walkley's abillity to serve, the twcnews.com story said.

Ann Marie Quartironi, the deputy superintendent, took over as interim chief Friday, Jan. 22, the Poughkeepsie Journal story said.

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