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Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

Greensburg Salem school board has again hired attorney John Scales, 81, the district's solicitor for about 35 years.

His agreement calls for him to get $1,100 per month and an hourly rate of $110 for work beyond normal duties, such as for tax appeals, officials said.

He was paid the same rate last year.

Scales' tenure as solicitor was interrupted at the start of this century when the board decided not to retain him. He returned about a year later when new members joined the board. Since then, he has continued to give the district legal advice.

In another matter, directors will continue to hold the board discussion meeting the first Wednesday of each month and the regular meeting the following Wednesday. Both sessions will begin at 7 p.m. at the middle school.

Directors approved exceptions to the schedule in May and June, when each meeting will be held a week later than normal. No meetings will be held in July.

In another matter, middle school students will present “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” as the 2013-14 musical production.

Students will perform the evenings of Friday, March 21, and Saturday, March 22. They will present an afternoon show on March 23.

In other matters, directors:

• Approved Athletic Director Lynn Jobe's attendance at the Pennsylvania Athletic Directors' Association Annual Conference in Hershey March 18-21 at a cost of $1,145 to the district.

• Hired Sue Glowa as senior high musical director for 2013-14 for $4,039 on a supplemental contract.

• Employed Melvin Orange to lead the high school musical orchestra for $1,787 and senior high play for $1,530, both supplemental contracts.

Bob Stiles is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-836-6622 or

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