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Carlynton Board hires principal for high school

| Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, 9:01 p.m.

Carlynton High School students will find a new face in the principal's office when they return to classes Aug. 28.

The school board voted unanimously Monday night to approve the hiring of Michael Loughren to the position.

District superintendent Gary Peiffer said the search for a new high school principal has been a summer-long process.

“It was a priority to get a good person in here,” he said.

Loughren's hiring is effective immediately at a salary of $100,000 and other provisions laid out by the state, according to school board president David Roussos.

Loughren comes from Plum Borough High School, where he was assistant principal. He is a former Fox Chapel teacher.

“He is someone who wants to be here,” Peiffer said. “He wants to be a Carlynton Cougar.”

District hirings

The board approved the following hirings: Larissa Russo, junior high head cheer coach; Jennifer Searles, assistant band director; Ashley Ferrar, secondary reading/English; Stephen Hope, guidance counselor; Allison Fekety; elementary special education; Kristen Tatara, elementary special education; and Nickolas Vayansky, elementary special education.

Maintenance truck

The board again tabled a motion to purchase a 2014 Ford F-350 truck for the maintenance department at a cost of $29,491. Several board members requested that the current truck undergo diagnostic testing to see how much it would cost to repair and maintain it.

Peiffer said the current truck is a 1997 Ford F-350.

The motion was tabled with the stipulation that member questions — including the resale value of the current truck, the cost to repair the current truck, and whether the option of buying a 2013 truck is viable — be explored. The board plans to take action one way or another at its next voting meeting.

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