The Highland Central School District officially has a new superintendent of schools.  For district, it someone they know.  Interim superintendent, Thomas M Bongiovi, was appointed the new superintendent as of February 6, 2018, by the board of education.  The group voted unanimously to approve the appointment.  Bongiovi, took the interim position on October 11, 2017 when Deborah Haab retired. Highland Board of Education President Alan Barone said, “His experience is well rounded, with strengths in both curriculum and the financial aspects of school district leadership.” Barone added that the opportunity to have Bongiovi serve as interim during the search process was valuable. “He immediately tackled issues the Board requested and got results. We received positive emails and comments from community members about his performance,” he said.

Bongivoi served as the superintendent of the Port Jervis City School district for four years.  He is a Long Island native and received a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Education and Political Science from LeMoyne College, and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  Also, Bongivoi has a School Administrator and Supervisor Professional Diploma from Dowling College and a School District Administrator Certificate from East Stroudsburg University.