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Ex-Palmerton superintendent accepts post in Montrose Area School District

Published January 15. 2014 05:00PM

A recent Palmerton Area School District superintendent has been appointed to the head post at a school district in Susquehanna County.

Carol Boyce, who served as PASD superintendent for five years, on Monday was named superintendent of schools in the Montrose Area School District.

Boyce is set to begin her tenure there effective Feb. 3, under the terms of a three-year contract, with a starting salary of $120,000.

Montrose is a small, rural school district located in northwestern Susquehanna County.

Contacted via email, Boyce said she was appointed to her new post by a unanimous measure.

In her email, Boyce said, "Both the board and I are looking forward to my starting with the district."

Prior to her new appointment, Boyce served as superintendent of PASD from July 2008 through June 30 of last year.

In August of 2012, Palmerton Area School Board unanimously agreed to accept a letter from Boyce for nonrenewal of her appointment once her contract expired.

Also at that time, PASD, in accordance with the superintendent's contract, unanimously agreed to notify Boyce that her contract would not be renewed.

Both the Palmerton school board, as well as Boyce, previously stated that the decision to part ways was "mutual."

In April, the school board hired Scot Engler as acting superintendent, and approved his three-year contract beginning July 1, at the salary of $111,000.

Before his appointment, Engler had been director of special education in the Northern Lehigh School District.

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