Tamaqua Area School District was one of three local districts to be reimbursed for its learning centers and Robert Betz, Tamaqua Area School Board Director who represents the local district on the IU Board, was appointed as the IU voting delegate to the Pennsylvania School Boards Association 2010 Legislative Policy Council, in action taken by the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 School Board at its monthly meeting held Monday evening in the Maple Avenue Campus in Norwegian Township.

Tamaqua Area School District was approved payment of $47,544.21; Mahanoy Area, $47,797; and Pottsville Area, $6,429.44, to cover the fourth quarter of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers for instructions provide and supplies utilized.

The board also approved paymemt of $550 to Mary Ellen Matunis, Shenandoah, for evaluation services provided to the 21st Century after school program held in the Shenandoah and Tamaqua Area school districts.

Patricia Weber was reasigned from supervisor of District Located Classes to supervisor of Early Intervention Program.

Director Betz will partcipate in the School Leadership Meeting in Hershey on October 20 which will be attended by the legislative policy council members.

A lease agreement was renewed for Early Intervention classroom space at Saint John's United Church of Christ, 150 Pine St., Tamaqua. The lease is for the period Sept. 1, through Aug. 31, 2012, at a rate of $825 per month. The amount includes a monthly lease increase of $25.

Hirings

The board approved the employment of individuals as follows:

Brian Manning, Pottsville, as senior staff accountant at $44,500 per year; Dolores Sadusky, Pottsville, as part-time evening Adult Basic E ducation Instructor at $20 per hour for maximum of 250 hours; Linda Lazar, Frackville, as part-time evening computer class instructor at $21 per hour; Alice Krisa, Pottsville, as full-time nurse assistant at the Maple Avenue Campus at $26,000 per the compensation plan; Billie Jo Schuettler, Pottsville, part-time worker at Maple Avenue Campus, $10 per hour; and Bernadette Curran, Minersville, in Early Intervention Program at Maple Avenue Campus, $8.25 per hour.

Named part-time aides at $8.25 per hour were, Erin Lawson, Schuylkill Haven, at Maple Avenue Campus; Allison Hein, at Schuylkill Haven Area; Sandra Koury, Pine Grove, at Pine Grove Area; Candace Sadusky, Pottsville, at Maple Avenue Campus; Nicole Derfler, Saint Clair, at Pine Grove Elementary; Lindsey Fryer, Schuylkill Haven, at Schuylkill Haven Area; and Regina Chapman, Pottsville, at the Schuylkill Technology Center's North Campus.

Kelly German, Milford, as was hired as hearing interpreter at Saint Clair Area $23,000 per year; Kyle Culbert, Quakake, as substitute speech therapist; Carol Oswald, Middleport; Crysta Corby, Llewellyn, and Carol White, Minersville, as substitute cafeteria workers at $7.50 per hour; Jennifer Landis-Hoy, practical nursing instructor, $25 per hour; Michele Chicora, part-time nurses aide in adult program, $29 per hour; and Maria Strawhorn, New Ringgold, subsitute teacher at $80 per day.

Contracts

The boad approved a training agreement with Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 to provide four English as Second Language professional development sessions at $1,000 per training session.

The board entered into a five year contract with Federal Bureau of Prisons to provide in-house advanced occupational education program to train incarcerated students for entry level careers in the work force. The contract is for $41,936.06 for period Oct. 23 through Sept. 30, 2012.

An agreement was entered with the Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board and Pennsylvania Career Link of Luzerne/Schuylkill counties to assist in providing one-stop employment services from July 1 to June 30, 2012.