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Applications still being accepted for the Penn Hills School District board treasurer position

Michael DiVittorio
| Thursday, July 26, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Only one person has applied to become Penn Hills School District board treasurer in more than a month since the position posted, according to the board president.

“This is important because of the fact past boards have overspent in the past 10 years, and that’s why we’re having these problems,” board President Erin Vecchio said Thursday evening. “We need someone to hold this board accountable with spending and make sure the books are correct.”

Penn Hills is approximately $172 million in debt, largely due to the construction of the elementary and high school.

Rob Marra, who was named treasurer in January, stepped down from that position when he was appointed to the school board June 25.

Marra filled the seat left by former finance committee chairman Marlon Ferguson, who resigned June 18. His term expires at the end of 2019.

District Business Manager Eileen Navish was appointed interim treasurer.

Applicants must have a finance and accounting background. The selected candidate does not need to be a Penn Hills resident.

The treasurer position was posted on the district’s website . Interested parties should send their information to Superintendent Nancy Hines’ attention at 260 Aster Street, Penn Hills, PA 15235.

The next board voting meeting is Aug. 27. The first day of school is Sept. 4.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, or via Twitter @MikeJdiVittorio.

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