Bisaccia Resigns from Yorktown School Board

Peter Bisaccia

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Peter Bisaccia, a 10-year member of the Yorktown Central School District Board of Education, resigned last month and an interim board member is being sought to fill the remaining seven months of his term.

Bisaccia announced his resignation at the Oct. 19 school board meeting, saying that his work schedule requires him to travel and miss too many meetings.

“After a lot of consideration and mixed emotions, I’ve decided to step down from the board,” Bisaccia said.

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Bisaccia was first elected to the board on May 16, 2006. The Board of Education will appoint his replacement until it can be filled during the next school election on May 17, 2016. The board is seeking letters from interested residents. The deadline for applications was 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. The school board plans to interview candidates at its Nov. 23 meeting.

Bisaccia said he will miss being on the board.

“The past 10 years have been a wonderful experience for me,” he said. “I’ve always looked at this as an honor to be a part of the board. I’ve never looked at it as a burden or something I didn’t want to do. For that, I really thank the people of Yorktown for allowing me the honor and opportunity to sit on the board.”

He complimented school administrators and fellow board members, calling Superintendent Dr. Ralph Napolitano “the best leader” he’s ever been around. Bisaccia described the Yorktown school district as a “rudderless ship” before Napolitano took over 10 years ago.

“When I look back on what this district has accomplished over the [past] 10 years, I know I’m not responsible for it, but I’m proud to be part of it,” Bisaccia said. “It is in a much better place today than it was 10 years ago. It’s time for me to move on.”

Napolitano praised Bisaccia as a board member who served without an agenda.

“You said that you were a learner and you’ve learned a lot from us, but you were also a teacher and we’ve learned a lot from you,” Napolitano said.

School board vice president Karen Corrado said Bisaccia is a man of great character and he will be missed.

“I just want people to know you are a person who does the right thing when no one’s looking,” Corrado said. “You always come from a place of kindness and genuinely look at the big picture.”

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