Peter Lynch appointed to local BOCES board
LAKE PLACID — Peter Lynch was appointed this fall to represent the Lake Placid Central School District on the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES Board of Education.
Lynch replaces Richard Preston, who served on the FEH BOCES board for six years, finishing out Preston’s term that runs through June 30, 2023.
Now retired, Lynch was a teacher and, later in his career, he owned Gordon Pratt Insurance Agency in Lake Placid. He has also served on his local library board, an educational opportunity board and the Lake Placid Education Foundation board.
Lynch also previously served on the FEH BOCES board in the 1990s.
“Since then, I have talked to several young adults who had wished they had gone to BOCES to learn a trade,” Lynch said. “I feel that all students who want to attend BOCES should be encouraged and that the trades are just as important to any community.”
Lynch lives in Lake Placid with his wife Holli, and they raised four children together.
Other members of the FEH BOCES Board of Education and the school districts they represent are: President Dennis Egan; Brushton-Moira, Vice President Thomas O’Bryan; St. Regis Falls, Scott Premo; Salmon River Donald Whitmore III, Tupper Lake; Courtney Leonard, Chateaugay; Richard Retrosi, Saranac Lake; Nicole Dumont, Malone; Elizabeth Forsell, Raquette Lake; FEH BOCES board members serve three-year terms and are nominated and approved by their local school boards.
The board meets once a month, usually on the third Thursday of the month. Board members gather at North Franklin Educational Center in Malone and Adirondack Educational Center in Saranac Lake, and they meet with videoconferencing technology.
FEH BOCES supports 10 school districts in Franklin, Essex and Hamilton counties with educational programs, instructional support, and operational support.