Bronxville Union Free School District

Superintendent to Retire in 2017

At the February Board of Education meeting, Superintendent David Quattrone announced his plans to retire at the end of the 2016-17 school year, fifteen months from now. He made the following statement:

As some may know, this June I will complete my 25th year as a school superintendent. Last summer, following the end of my tenth year at Bronxville, I began to contemplate retirement and transition planning. Since the end of December, the Board and I have discussed the issue with the shared goal of ensuring that the current administrative team and I would be in the strongest position to build upon the gains we have made in our educational mission and sustain the momentum that has been generated for the Bronxville Promise. Together, we have concluded that the 2016-17 school year will be my final year before retirement, and this will be memorialized in an amendment to my contract. We believe that this plan is in the best interest of the students, faculty, leadership team and the educational program, and I will do all I can to support the Board in its efforts to find the next school superintendent for the district.

I look forward to this final year with the ongoing support of the Board of Education and my colleagues as we continue the fine progress we have made to provide our students with the highest-quality teaching and learning program.

Board President Denise Tormey thanked Quattrone for his service and went on to describe the path forward:

On behalf of all of us on the Board and in the Bronxville School community, I want to thank David for the enormous contributions he has made over the past 10 years. Under David's leadership, Bronxville has remained consistently among the top school districts in the country, not only in terms of the accomplishments of our students but in the educational innovations we have made and continue to make in an ever-changing educational landscape. His dedication to our students, faculty and fellow members of the leadership team has been and, I am sure, will continue to be exemplary and invaluable as we move ahead to inculcate the Bronxville Promise in every aspect of our school. There will be many more opportunities for us to celebrate David's accomplishments in the coming 15 months. During that time, the Board will also proceed with a transition process that will be thoughtfully planned, provide an opportunity for input from various school constituencies and involve the assistance of professional search consultants with relevant experience. We will of course provide more detail on that process as it unfolds. However, as I am sure David will agree, our focus now will remain on the tasks at hand such as finalizing the budget and moving forward on many of the initiatives we have heard about this evening.