Elizabeth Forward OKs personnel moves
While Elizabeth Forward school officials and teachers work out final details of a new contract, the district board made personnel moves based on provisions in the expired contract with the Elizabeth Forward Education Association.
This week the school board approved:
• Katherine Betler as a long-term substitute seventh-grade language arts teacher, as well as high school musical stage director and choreographer-sponsor.
• Additional credits on salary schedules for Carl Burgos, Margaret Dennis, Katharine McClelland, Kathleen Vasko and Amy Williams.
• Rachael Egan as middle school arts curriculum development coach.
• Jourdan Englert as middle school seventh-grade boys assistant basketball coach.
• Patrick Zehnder as ninth-grade class sponsor, and as junior varsity head baseball coach, replacing Christopher Weibl whose resignation was accepted by the board.
• Raena Como as middle school activities director.
• Mark Bellora as high school mock trials sponsor.
• Resignations of Nancy Stanich as middle school language arts curriculum coach and drama assistant director. Nicole Samreny was chosen as her replacement as drama director.
The board approved a memorandum of understanding with the EFEA to implement an online instruction program, the Elizabeth Forward Cyber Initiative, for students from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Vasko, Megan Smith, Vicki Phelps, Aimee Parquette, Teresa McCracken, Kristy Kivador and Alexis Dombrowsky were approved as instructors for that program.
In other action the board approved:
• Leaves for teachers Danielle Traeger, Lynda Hoffman and Katie Weibl, and secretary Carol Hoover.
• Use of Mon-Yough After-School Treatment Program temporary instructor Amy Thurston and aides Nancy Rowe and Wendy Mackey.
• Use of a volunteer physician, Laura C. Wiegand, at various sporting events.
• A $4,693.50 contract with the College Board for services that include the 2013-14 Scholastic Aptitude Test.
• A $2,175.99 contract with Pennsylvania Educators' Clearinghouse, to help the district secure applications for various employee posts.
• An agreement with Peoples Natural Gas for delivery of natural gas at $1.79 per 1,000 cubic feet through September 2015.
• A 60-month lease with Pitney Bowes Inc. for postage machines at the high school and district office, and a folding machine at the district office.
• A middle school “arts and bots” program in 2013-14, for approximately $1,690.
• A high school choral trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., in May for a concert at Barefoot Landing. Students will be responsible for all expenses not covered by their fundraising efforts.
Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1967, or email@example.com.
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