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IU board preparing for new school year

Published August 07. 2013 05:03PM

Preparing for the 2013-14 school year the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 Board of Directors entered into an agreement with the Pennsylvania State Police, Troop L, to provide a school resource officer five days per week up to five hours daily at an average rate of $2,000 per week, in action taken at its monthly meeting.

It established daily rates for its cafeteria, regular student breakfast, $1; reduced student breakfast, 30 cents; adult breakfast, $2; regular student lunch. $2.25; reduced student lunch, 40 cents; adult lunch, $4, and milk, half pint, 50 cents. They approved to continue to participate in the National Schooll Lunch Program.

The board is recalling six full-time teacher aides from furlough who will be assigned when the new school term starts.

They were Diane Bennick, Elizabeth Brinich, Mary Jean Morgalis, Lynore Moyer, Cecelia Reber, and Bonnie Jo Sayers. Substitute employee compensation was set at day to day substitute teacher, $80 per day with no mileage; substitute teacher aide, $9.35 per hour; substitute secretary, $9.60 per hour; substitute custodian, $9.10 per hour; subsitute bus and van driver, $9.60 per hour, and substitute cafeteria personal, $8.60 per hour.

Christine Dasey, Brockton, hired as a a substitute teacher aide at $9.35 per hour.

Day Care rates set, full time, all day, $120 per week; full-time, morning and afternoon sessions, $60 per week.

Resignations accepted were, Lori Horst, English Secondary Learning instructor for school age program; Janelle Siket, full-time Early Intervention classroom teacher; and Brian Rogers, full-time Behavior Interventionist.

Recalled from furlough status were, Valerie Stitzer, Occupational Therapist. Hired on an as-needed basis for the English Secondary Learning Programs were Janet Rajchel, Brett Reed, Adele Wallace, Jamie Rizzardi and Kimberly Valentine. Adrian Portland hired as instructor for the summer school biology course due to a late student enrollment. Teresa Stonelake, Pottsville, hired as part-time bus driver and Barbara Wilkinson, Girardville, as the supervisor of school improvement and district support consultant at $68,000 per year.

Robert Berger, Tremont, hired as custodian and bus driver; Dolores Sadusky, Pottsville; Lisa Greenawalt, Orwgisburg; Lisa Silecchia, Pottsville; Amy Joyce, Pottsville; and Samantha Andrews, Pottsville, as part-time evening Adult Basic Education instructors. Hired on an as-needed basis to serve the distric

Named to the staff of Special Olympic Coaches and extra curricular advisors were, Steve Kurtek, volleyball; Keith Mentzer and Thomas Wood, basketball coaches; Teresa Bensinger, softball coach; Rochelle Angelo and Janet Mickoseff, senior class advisors; Teresa Bednsinger and Janice Gately, yearbook adivorss; and Michael Stock and Brenda Hoke, newspaper adviors.

Other actions

A lease agreement was approved with Tamaqua Area Schooll District for Early Intervention classroom space at the Tamaqua Area Elementary School at rate of $850 per month. An agreement was entered with Capital Head Start to establish working procedures for the provision of services to eligible Early Intervention children for the coming school year.

The board approved payments to districts for instructional services and supplies utilized during the month of June in the past school year's after school program, Tamaqua Area Middle School, $19,370.27; Saint Clair Area, $14,764.07; Williams Valley High School, $14,442.65; Shenandoah Valley High School and Middle School, each $13,404; Schuylkill Haven Area School District, $25,628.58; Pine Grove Area Middle School, $18,697.36 and High School, $21,456.37; and Mahanoy Area Middle School, $22,537.

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