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Poughkeepsie Schools Get New Board President, Law Firm

Felicia Watson
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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The Poughkeepsie School Board made some changes at its annual reorganization meeting Friday.

Felicia Watson was appointed school board president by a 3-2 vote. Doreen Clifford, whose term began at Friday's meeting, was appointed vice president.

The school board also hired Bond, Schoeneck and Kin by a 3-2 vote as its legal counsel at an hourly rate of $260.00 for partner/senior counsel and an hourly rate of $225.00 for associate counsel. The board voted to issue a request for proposal for a legal counsel for the 2018-2019 school year.

District Clerk Victoria Jackson was given a raise to $55,000 a year, up from $45,000.

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