West Jefferson Hills reveals high school construction committee
West Jefferson Hills school board on Tuesday revealed the names of the five district residents who will serve on the construction committee for the district's proposed $70 million high school.
The committee will help to oversee the project, and will include of Superintendent Michael Panza, two school board members, the district's director of facilities and solicitor, the construction manager and hte architect.
The district residents selected from 22 applicants are Kelly Magill of West Elizabeth, Deborah Pozycki and Thomas Risley of Jefferson Hills and Gregory O'Hare and Keith Pancoast of Pleasant Hills.
Panza said it is important that each community in the district be represented.
“They're going to be ambassadors in the community for us going forward with the project,” he said. “We don't want this under a rock. We want everyone to see we're being very transparent.”
Board president Anthony Angotti said the district is lucky to have received such qualified applicants for the unpaid, volunteer positions.
“The background and experience of these candidates is just tremendous,” he said. “I think we've got a very well-rounded committee.”
Magill, an engineer, is founder and president of A&F Engineering in West Elizabeth.
O'Hare is a civil/structural engineer and has been with the Port Authority of Allegheny County since 2009.
Pancoast is a retired social studies teacher who taught for 36 years at Pleasant Hills Middle School.
Pozycki, former school board president of the and a longtime school director until last November, is director of property management for the University of Pittsburgh.
Risley is director of energy programs for Life Cycle Engineering in Pittsburgh and has 30 years of naval, marine and commercial engineering experience.
The school will be built on the 151-acre site along Old Clairton Road adjacent to the district's administration building. Panza said construction should begin in the spring of 2016 and the school should be open before the 2018-19 school year.
Tim Karan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161 ext. 1970, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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