Frazier hires new business manager
Frazier School Board has made several key personnel changes in administration, including hiring a business manager at $80,000 per year.
The board agreed to hire Tracy A. Harris. Her contract runs through June 30, 2015.
Also last week, the board accepted the resignation of Acting Superintendent Frederick Smeigh and appointed former elementary principal Ken Meadows to the position.
School Board President Stacey Erdely said there were two individuals interviewed for the business manager job and Harris was the best qualified.
Harris is from the Jefferson Hills area. She has seven years of school audit experience while working with the accounting firm Hosack, Specht, Muetzel and Wood, out of Mt. Lebanon.
She also served three years with South Allegheny School District as assistant business manager and five years with California School District as head business manager.
Harris said she applied for the job after she saw there was an opening.
"I was just ready for a change," she said.
Directors also accepted the resignation of Joseph Scalise as athletic director and at the same meeting agreed to hire Mike Turek, the middle school principal, as temporary athletic director until the district hires a new one.
They also accepted the resignation of Livia Poling as the head girls basketball coach and agreed to advertise both internally and publicly for the position.
In other business, directors agreed to several salary increases for the support staff retroactive to July 1.
Anne Peters will receive $91,200 annually; high school principal Kelly Lombard will receive $83,600, and middle school principal Michael Turek will receive $80,600.
Secretaries at the different buildings range from just over $29,000 to just over $32,000, payroll / tax clerk and accounts payable clerk just over $35,000, cafeteria and transportation coordinator nearly $37,000, technology coordinator over $65,000 and building and grounds supervisor over $52,000.
Directors agreed to furlough a guidance counselor, whose name they would not mention, effective Aug. 23.
One resident spoke out in defense of the counselor's job, saying she went above and beyond to write his son a recommendation letter to West Point Military Academy.
"These kids need guidance and she would have written this kind of letter for any one of them," he said.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Police officer fatally shot in New Florence; suspect at-large
- At-home schooling on snow days far from reality
- Volunteers get West Deer church’s train display back on track
- New Christmas decorations make Leechburg shine a little brighter
- Small Business Saturday a boon to Alle-Kiski Valley merchants
- Saxonburg machine shop 3 generations strong
- Thomas Jefferson uses defense, running game to capture WPIAL title
- WPIAL Class AAA notes: Title games draw 16,500 to Heinz Field
- Colorado clinic shooting suspect talked of baby parts, police say
- Police officer killed in Colorado Spring clinic rampage a co-pastor, figure skater
- Indiana Twp. liver transplant recipient, 2, takes steps toward normal life