Panther Valley district names Interim Elementary Principal
Panther Valley Elementary substitute Principal Mary Dugan Figura was made Interim Elementary Principal by the school board at a public meeting Thursday.
The change is retroactive to March 25, and continues to August, at a rate of $260.23 per day, with benefits.
Figura, who was initially hired Oct. 25, 2012, is serving in that capacity as Principal William Lombardo, who is on sick leave.
In other matters, the board:
*Rejected Panther Valley Education Association grievances #2012-2013 WS, and #2012-2013 FD;
*Approved the job description for middle and elementary school data coordinator;
*Approved a new contract for custodians and secretaries, retroactive to July 1, 2012 and extending to June 30, 2014;
*Set the substitute professional teacher daily rate at $90 per day for 2013-2014;
*Eliminated the position of 75-day on-call professional teacher substitute for the 2013-2014 school year.
*Approve a contract with the Nutrition Group to continue to manage its cafeteria. The district will choose a contract option at a later date;
*Accepted the resignations for retirement of high school teachers Ted Collins and Michael Zulic as of the end of the 2012-2013 school year;
*Approved Justin Christman and Melissa Gilbert as spring sports workers at a cost of $25 each per event;
*Approved the following fall sports coaches, without salaries: Football: Lonnie Hazlet, Broc Hazlet, John Williams, John Ruzicka, Ryan Fritzinger, Richard Zabroski, and Ed Kennedy. Volleyball: Nancy Filer, LouAnn Brida, Amy Yusella, Debbie Yusella, Christa Mantz (pending). Cheerleading: Hallie Seiwell, Heidi Seiwell, and Amber Vachon;
*Approved Francine Collevechio and Keith Gogal as weight room monitors;
*Agreed that the baseball and softball fields may be used for playoff games at $75;
*Approved Lehigh Carbon Community College's 2013-2014 budget;