retiring Hurley Schools superintendent Chris Patritto gets a big round of applause.
Written by Jesse Baroka on May 21, 2019
HURLEY – At last night’s Hurley School Board meeting at the Hurley school building last night Hurley School Board members and members of the Hurley community gave retiring superintendent Chris Patritto a big round of applause. Board president Joe Simonich said Every challenge our board has given Chris Patritto he’s performed admirably,” Simonich presented Patritto with a certificate of commendation from Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and a plaque on behalf of state Sen. Janet Bewley and state Rep. Beth Meyer, who represent Iron County in Madison. Patritto told the Ironwood Daily Globe he never intended to stay at Hurley because he had aspirations to become a Division I basketball coach, But Within a couple years Patritto said “I just kinda fell in love with the Hurley School District and the kids here”. In other business, the board: -Started the meeting with a moment of silence for the two teens killed in Saturday morning’s crash on Lake Road in Ironwood Township. -In reorganizing, approved Simonich as the board president; Darryl Mattson, vice president; Maria Sokol, clerk; Leslie Kolesar, treasurer. -Appointed Kolesar to represent the district as the Wisconsin Association of School Board delegate. -Appointed Andy Lourin as representative for the Cooperative Educational Service Agency.