Hempfield promotes Marin to superintendent
Hempfield Area School Board on Monday voted to formally appoint acting Superintendent Barbara J. Marin to the position of district superintendent, effective May 22.
Marin's starting salary was set at $155,000, with additional contract terms and conditions to be reviewed and approved by her attorney and the district solicitor.
Her appointment was unanimously approved by the seven board members attending.
Directors Randy Stoner and Robert McDonald were absent.
“Welcome aboard, Dr. Marin,” said board President Sonya Brajdic.
“I'm honored,” Marin said.
“I've been in the Hempfield School District for 13 years. I'm thrilled you have faith in me and confidence in me, and I promise I will do a good job. Thank you,” she said.
Marin has served as interim superintendent since former Superintendent Andy Leopold resigned suddenly in April.
Leopold had been on medical leave since February, and neither he nor the board have provided details about his absence or abrupt departure.
During Leopold's selection process, he was not the first choice among several school board members, who favored Marin for the post. Leopold and Marin were the only candidates following the resignation of former Superintendent Terry Foriska.
The board approved the appointment of assistant business manager Pamela Mondock to acting business manager at an additional salary of $2,000 per month, effective May 19.
Business manager Jude Abraham submitted his resignation in April. His last day will be June 10.
Abraham said work continues on the 2014-15 proposed budget, which will be presented at the board's agenda meeting next Monday.
The tentative budget would then be publicly posted pending formal adoption, likely at a June meeting, Abraham said.
Mary Pickels is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-836-5401 or email@example.com.
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