Board president Terry Puperi and member Ed Stenger praised student board members Ashley Stewart and Saraina Wise at the May 17 school board meeting. Both were presented certificates and pins for their service to the district.

Others recognized for their services to the district included Dr. Roe and PA Rosa Nardo for aiding athletic physicals; Wayne Jenewein for repairing the pond and spillway, and ICR Equipment, Rental, Sales & Supplies for donating the use of equipment for pond and spillway repairs.

April Rowan, Judy McMannis, Tammy Kanyuch and Linda Dunlap spoke during the public participation portion asking the Board to consider employing two coaches for the bowling program due to the large number of students participating in the program. No action was taken.

Employment matters filled most of the meeting’s agenda.

Nick Nardo was hired as athletic director/Middle School dean of students on a two-year contact effective August 1.

Several personnel transfers and changes for the 2018-2019 school year were approved including:

• Joel Davia, High School principal to grades 6-12 principal, effective August 1.

• Rick Barnhouse, Middle School principal to director of support services, effective July 1.

• Karen Taylor, Middle School intervention specialist to intervention specialist Middle School/High School Learning Center

• Autumn Swallie, second grade teacher to third grade teacher

• Jessica Anderson, vo-ag teacher to Middle School intervention specialist

Resignations accepted were for:

• Margaret Eileen Ruff, bus driver, June 1 following six years of service

• Robin Lester, Sophomore class advisor, at the end of the current school year

Supplemental contracts for next school year were approved for Rob Barr, head girls’ basketball coach, and Kyler Hanlon, head golf coach.

Certified and non-certified status for substitute positions were approved for 87 individuals for the coming year. The Board also voted to create the following positions: Food Services Director, Maintenance/Custodial Director and Transportation Director.

Finally, purchase orders for supplies, furniture and equipment for the 2018-2019 school year totaling $125,549 were approved.