Greater Latrobe hires teachers to prepare for school start
Greater Latrobe school board hired two teachers for Baggaley Elementary school and approved a list of substitute teachers and support personnel ahead of the first day of the 2014-15 school year.
Jeffrey Smith, certified in elementary education as well as middle school math and language arts with a master's degree, was hired at a $46,707 salary. Amanda Danser, who is certified in elementary and early childhood education, was hired at a $44,257 salary.
Superintendent Judith Swigart said after the meeting Tuesday night that the two teachers were hired after resignations created the vacancies.
“These were unexpected openings, they weren't because of retirements, so you have to scramble,” she said.
The board also approved 21 substitute teachers for the upcoming year along with about 20 support personnel and 22 personal care assistants.
Georgia Teppert, assistant to the superintendent, said the running list is constantly updated even after the start of instruction, which begins Aug. 25.
“We always try to get as many substitutes as early as we possibly can; we continue to interview,” she said.
Board members will consider measures to set the substitute teachers' pay rate, approve members of the security police, and add a part-time secretary at the junior/senior high school in place of a classroom assistant position.
“It's no additional cost, it's merely the transfer of that function,” Swigart said during the meeting.
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