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Mt. Lebanon school board names 2013 president

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, 8:59 p.m.
 

The Mt. Lebanon school board selected Elaine Cappucci as its president for 2013, ending Josephine Posti's two terms running the board.

Cappucci, a board member since 2007, was the only nominee for president. She was chosen by a unanimous vote. She will run meetings and be the public face of the elected nine-member panel.

“Jo's done such a good job, and she's taught me a lot this year. I don't think there will be a lot I'd change,” Cappucci said.

During the past year, she has been the board's liaison to the National School Boards Association and sat on the board's development, revenue generation, environmental sustainability and high school renovation committees, as well as the seldom-used joint steering committee of school and municipal representatives.

Larry Lebowitz was unanimously voted vice president, and will run meetings if Cappucci is absent.

Board members took a moment after the votes to praise Posti, who shepherded the board through the tumultuous process of trimming plans for the high school when the initial bids came in too high and selecting contractors from a second round of bids. The $109 million project is ongoing.

“I've been around a lot of leaders,” Lebowitz said. “But I've never seen someone so hard-working and so committed to her goals.”

“She's been standing there and taking all the flak so the rest of us could duck,” board member Dan Remely said.

The board reappointed Thomas Peterson of Downtown law firm Tucker Arensberg, as its solicitor, and set its schedule of meeting dates for next year.

Matthew Santoni is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-380-5625 or msantoni@tribweb.com.

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