Getto resigns from Ypsi School Board

April 6, 2007 by  
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(April 6, 2007) Cameron Getto announced today that he is resigning from the Ypsilanti School Board effectively immediately. In a letter sent to the school superintendent Getto, 39, said that personal demands from his work and family requires more time than he can dedicate to Board service.

Getto said he is proud of the many accomplishments in the district over the past two and half years he has served on the board, though he points out he takes no special credit for those accomplishments.

In his letter he talked about the success in making Annual Yearly Progress (AYP), kids graduating and attending prestigious universities many on full-ride scholarships, and balancing the budget under extremely difficult circumstances.

While on the school board, the board hired a new a new superintendent, Dr. James Hawkins, and oversaw a revamping of the school financial controls and improved budgeting and reporting systems.

There will be many challenges facing the Board in the coming year including ability to balance the budget under ever increasing cuts in state funding. The School Board will also be negotiating an upcoming teachers contract. No date has been set by the Board to determine the next steps in filling the board vacancy.

Getto lives in Ypsilanti with his two daughters and says that he will be active in the community when time permits and he will continue to be a big supporter of Ypsilanti Public Schools and public education in the state.


2 Comments on "Getto resigns from Ypsi School Board"

  1. maryd on Sat, 7th Apr 2007 1:54 pm 

    Many thanks to Cam for his hard work for YPS and good luck to all his future endeavors.

  2. Anonymous on Sat, 7th Apr 2007 6:09 pm 

    I think it is Great that Getto resigned. He voted against the Braves mascot, and now Dr. Hunt. We need people on the school board that represent the ideas of the people of the community as well as have the best interest of the students.

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