Levittown Superintendent Announces Resignation at School Board Meeting

(L-R) Levittown Superintendent of Schools, Dr. James Grossane and Secretary Ed Powers.
(L-R) Levittown Superintendent of Schools, Dr. James Grossane and Secretary Ed Powers.
Levittown Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Grossane has announced that he will resign at the end of the school year. 

Grossane made his announcement to a surprised crowd at Wednesday night's board of education meeting. 

"This evening, I would like to announce my intention to resign, effective June 30, 2014, to pursue other opportunities in education," Grossane said. "It has been a pleasure serving as your superintendent and I am very proud of  the success we have achieved. I would also like to thank the Board of Education for their commitment and dedication to our students and the community."

“For the students, parents, staff, support group and residents who have worked closely with me, I would like to assure you that I am thoroughly committed to continuing to serve as your superintendent for the remainder of the year," Grossane said.

Using a professional recruiting services of School Leadership LLC, the board will be initiating a search for the next superintendent, according to School Board President, Kevin Regan. 

“On behalf of the board of the education, I’d like express our appreciation to Dr. Grossane, for his service to our students and the community and wish him well in his future endeavors," Regan said. 

"After a thorough search and interview process, we are confident we will appoint a new Superintendent who possesses the same professionalism and dedication to our students and our communities that Dr. Grossane has demonstrated," Regan said. "As we move forward in the search process, we will keep you informed."

Lorraine DeVita January 16, 2014 at 12:05 PM
PLEASE Take Seafords Sup. His contract is up this year!
Vikki Sanchez January 16, 2014 at 01:12 PM
What's the benefit? Not familiar with Seafords Superintendent.
Lorraine DeVita January 16, 2014 at 01:20 PM
lmao there IS none.
Steve January 16, 2014 at 01:24 PM
I'd like to nominate Mr Frank Mortillaro he is a great principal.
Max M January 16, 2014 at 02:53 PM
Great guy Frankie but the job may be a little over his head at this stage in his young career. Levittown is a school district in pretty secure shape due to the hard work of the board of ed. I'm sure that the line to get this job will be around the block and then some. Who wouldn't want a job worth about a quarter million a year in a nice community like L-_Town. The district needs a leader that can reshape or reinvigorate upper level management. The district needs a leader who understands curriculum and special Ed as well as have a strong handle if not a degree in finance. The district needs a person the unions can trust as well as the parents can trust too. The requirements are pretty tough, but someone out there lies a man or woman who is up to the challenge and embraces what we have hear. Good luck to the board in finding him or her. Our community wishes you well. Dr. Grossane the community wishes you well too.
Debbie Hickman Webb January 18, 2014 at 07:49 PM
How about hiring someone from LEVITTOWN? There are many of us educators who grew up in this community, had our children graduate from Levittown schools and who are qualified to continue leading our community children through these changing times in education. Take a chance on one of our own! More at stake for the community as a whole.
Lorraine DeVita January 18, 2014 at 08:48 PM
@ Ms. Hickman Webb, The current Superintendent in Seaford is Seaford born, bred, educated, employed & mentored his entire career here in Seaford. I strongly suggest you take a peek at Seafords tract record over the past three years to see what born and bred ad educated gets you.. .. When you have limited vision, no outside experience and nothing to compare to you do yourself, your staff, students and taxpayers absolutely no good. We are a borderline financial SD, meaning we ARE at RISK, academically were have had limited or no growth , we are infamous for our ol boys club attitude where its not WHAT you know its WHO you know which gets you hired .. I am quite sure Your SD doesn't want to go backwards.. learn from your neighboring SD.. or like I suggested Hire ours so we can explore other more viable forward thinking options.
GLENN January 21, 2014 at 07:51 PM
She is over PAID!
GLENN January 21, 2014 at 07:52 PM
Paul Manton January 23, 2014 at 03:24 PM
AJ: Don't be too hard on renters in our community. I know many renters who are people who grew up here in Levittown, have advanced university educations, but can't afford to buy the one-family house that's now fifty times more expensive than when it was built. Also, until July of 1948, when Levitt & Sons, after building the first 6000 of 17,447 mass produced houses decided to sell, Levittown was low income rental housing; GI's back from the war who didn't have much money or a place to stay.


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