It has come to my attention that the judgment and behavior exhibited by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Kreutzer during Hurricane Sandy and the snowstorm that followed have been the subject of negative criticism. As deputy supervisor of our town, I personally spent many hours with Dr. Kreutzer throughout the duration of the event. At all times, Dr. Kreutzer was professional, civil, engaged, and an asset to our town and the population he represents, our schoolchildren and their families.
I would like to cite a particular example of Dr. Kreutzer’s dedication that occurred during the event and impressed me so much that I will remember it forever. After working with the town and NYSEG to get all the schools in the district power, Meadow Pond Elementary School was the only school left without grid power. It needed a very large generator to power the entire facility so it could be safely occupied by students and staff. The generator was secured late in the evening and Dr. Kreutzer was on site, working with the electrician, pulling the large heavy cables down an access vault and into the basement to be wired in to the school. I know this because I was there working alongside him. Meadow Pond was open for the students that morning.
I feel that we are fortunate to have such a dedicated and professional school superintendent who is also not afraid to roll up his sleeves and personally get the job done when it’s required.
Lewisboro Deputy Supervisor