Schools in the Cooperstown Central School District are closed today following the death of Superintendent C.J. Herbert.

The school district says Herbert died "tragically" over the weekend.  He was reportedly killed in an ATV accident near his home.

"This was a great loss to Cooperstown Central School District. C.J. brought significant, positive change to Cooperstown over the last six years," Board President Theresa Russo said. "We have lost a strong leader and a good friend. Our thoughts are with C.J.'s family at this time."

Crisis counseling is available at the school district today for staff members and students.

School activities will resume tomorrow and  counseling will also be available for students during the school day.

Herbert had served as superintendent since 2010.


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