2011-01-27 / Other News

Mourn Passing Of Former District 18 School Superintendent Dr. Harvey Garner

Dr. Harvey Garner Dr. Harvey Garner Scores of students, teachers and administrators attended the funeral this week of Dr. Harvey Garner, who was superintendent of Community School District 18 for nearly two decades.

Dr. Garner developed the Astor Program for Gifted Students, the first of its kind in the New York school system and a model for future gifted programs.

He was also responsible for resolving the asbestos crisis in the system in 1994. Mostly, Dr. Garner was an accomplished leader and respected widely by those who served with him. He was 84.

A funeral was held Monday at I.J. Morris Funeral Home.

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