J2469

Congratulating Superintendent Stephen Bovino upon the occasion of his retirement from the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School

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J2469



Senate Resolution No. 2469

BY: Senator JACOBS

CONGRATULATING Superintendent Stephen Bovino upon
the occasion of his retirement from the Kenmore-Town
of Tonawanda Union Free School

WHEREAS, New York State's commitment to education is unparalleled;
its history and stature are secured by the superlative caliber of its
educational professionals and the students they inspire; and

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to acknowledge
the significant milestones in the distinguished careers of those
outstanding educational leaders, whose dedication and achievements have
been instrumental in developing character and academic excellence in the
young people of New York State; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Superintendent Stephen Bovino on the occasion of his retirement from the
Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School; effective at the end of the
2019-2020 Academic Year; and

WHEREAS, Stephen Bovino studied history at the College of New Jersey
in Trenton, New Jersey, and earned his Juris Doctor from the George
Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia; and

WHEREAS, He previously held a variety of management positions in the
private sector before beginning his career in education as a social
studies teacher in the Williamsville Central School District; and

WHEREAS, Before coming to Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free
School (commonly known as Ken-Ton), Stephen Bovino served as an
Assistant Principal at Williamsville South High School and then as
Principal of John F. Kennedy High School in the Cheektowaga-Sloan
Central School District; and

WHEREAS, After nearly a decade of overseeing the Human Resources
Department in the Ken-Ton Schools, Stephen Bovino retired in September
2016; only four months later, the schools Board of Education appointed
him to serve as Interim Superintendent; he was then appointed to the
permanent position of Superintendent in April 2016; and

WHEREAS, Under the luminous leadership of Stephen Bovino, the
Ken-Ton School District is among the districts in New York State with
the highest number of National Board-Certified teachers, and one of the
highest percentages of its teaching staff who have earned this
distinction in the western part of the state; and

WHEREAS, Furthermore, Ken-Ton's innovative Big Picture Program, a
non-traditional high school program and the only program of its kind in
Western New York, has helped guide its students to graduation with a 94
percent graduation rate as of 2018; the program is distinguished by its
small class advisories, individualized project-based approach to
learning and internship experience; and

WHEREAS, In May 2019, Stephen Bovino was awarded the Western New
York Educational Service Council Award for excellence in the
superintendent category, duly recognizing his immense talents for
fostering the hearts and minds of our younger generation; and

WHEREAS, Stephen Bovino has clearly had an enduring impact on the
youth of the Ken-Ton School District, as well as on the
community-at-large, and accordingly merits recognition and applause for
his impressive dedication to others; and

WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to commend the
efforts of those individuals who have worked to support our proud
tradition of public education by providing their skills and talents to
our schools; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Stephen Bovino upon the occasion of his retirement from the
Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District, and to wish him
continued success in all his future endeavors; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Stephen Bovino.

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  • 10 / Jan / 2020
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 14 / Jan / 2020
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 14 / Jan / 2020
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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