Wittig will again head Tamaqua board
SARA HODON/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Tamaqua Area School Board of Directors reorganized last night. Board members are: (seated) Daniel Schoener, Wanda Zuber, Eileen Meiser, Robert Betz; (standing) Thomas Rottet, Aaron Frantz, Larry Wittig, Bryan Miller.
Larry Wittig was re-elected as board president as the Tamaqua school directors held their organizational meeting on Tuesday night.
Board member Bryan Miller, who was elected temporary president while the board reorganized, administered the oath of office to newly-elected board members Daniel Schoener, Robert Betz, Eileen Meiser, and Wanda Zuber.
Meeting times were approved for the board work session on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. and the regular board meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
Board committee members remained the same. Auxiliary committee members are Thomas Rottet, Chairman; Bryan Miller and Mark Rother. Education committee members are Eileen Meiser, Chair; Wanda Zuber and Larry Wittig. Finance committee members are Daniel Schoener, Chair; Robert Betz and Aaron Frantz. Health and Welfare committee member is Thomas Rottet.
The board hearing committee restructured. New members are Mark Rother, Chair; Thomas Rottet, Larry Wittig, Wanda Zuber and Eileen Meiser, alternates. Uniform committee members are Daniel Schoener, Chair; Thomas Rottet and Wanda Zuber.
Board secretary Robert Betz was elected as representative for Legislative Awareness, Pennsylvania School Board Association, and Schuylkill Intermediate Unit.
Wittig was elected the EIT (Earned Income Tax) representative, with district business manager Connie Ligenza chosen as the alternate. Thomas Rottet was elected as the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission representative and Robert Betz was elected as the Tamaqua Public Library representative.
In other business, the board approved John F. Potlunas, Pottsville, as a volunteer assistant for the Tamaqua Area Band Program, effective Nov. 16, 2011.
A request made by high school social studies teachers Stephen Ulicny, James Betz and Tracy Miller for an out-of-state trip to New York City for the AP History and Economics Honors classes on Dec. 13 was also approved.
Karen McGuinness of Emmaus was approved as a regular part-time teacher at a salary of $23,613.15 effective Nov. 29.
A final payment in the amount of $247,093.97 to Panzitto Enterprises, Inc., contingent upon the sign-off from Crabtree, Rohrbaugh and Associates, Architects, was also approved.
The board also approved a recommendation of the Hearing Committee to suspend a high school student from Tamaqua Area High School for violations of the Discipline Policy for 10 days.