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Penn-Trafford school hires assistant principal

| Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009

Penn-Trafford school hired Gregory Capoccioni as assistant high school principal by a unanimous vote Monday.

Capoccioni is the assistant principal of Springdale Junior-Senior High School in the Allegheny Valley School District. His annual salary was set at $88,000.

"He has a background as a social studies teachers and is also certified as a guidance counselor," said Superintendent Deborah Kolonay. "He's also been principal of a comprehensive (vocational-technical school in eastern Pennsylvania). He brings a vo-tech component. He brings experience in the assistant principalship. He prefers the assistant principalship because he prefers to be working with kids."

The vacancy came about when Kathy Kelly-Garris requested a reassignment as a reading intervention specialist at Harrison Park and Level Green elementary schools.

The board also:

• unanimously approved a contract extension for Assistant Superintendent Harry Smith from Jan. 9, 2010, through Jan. 8, 2013.

• unanimously approved the increased contribution of $42,925 to the Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission. PTARC is seeking a 3 percent increase from its four member communities and the school district. For the last two years, the district has contributed $41,675.

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