School board hires pair of administrators

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Each Monday, the Sun-Gazette summarizes major votes of the past week and, more specifically, how our locally elected and appointed officials voted on each matter. Watch for it each Monday in the Sun-Gazette.)

Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week:


• The House voted 230-197 to avoid a federal government shutdown. Voting yes were U.S. Reps. Tom Marino, R-Cogan Station, and Glenn “GT” Thompson, R-Howard.


• The Senate and House were out of session.


• The Lycoming County commissioners agreed to use $19,600 from impact fee revenue toward an online educational program, ReadyRosie, which helps parents interact with their kids and teach them soft skills and basic curriculum before entering school. The community Early Learning Team is working to implement the program in local school districts. Voting were Jack McKernan, Tony Mussare and Rick Mirabito.


• City Council voted 7-0 to award a contract extension to BB&T Bank for naming rights at Bowman Field of $35,000 over two years. Voting were President Jonathan Williamson, Randall J. Allison, Don Noviello, Joel Henderson, Liz Miele, Derek Slaughter and Bonnie Katz.

• The Brandon Park Commission meeting was canceled due to weather.

School District

• The Williamsport Area School Board hired Tyler Barth as assistant principal at Jackson Primary School and Brett Leinbach as director of finance and accounting. Voting were Patrick Dixon, Marc Schefsky, Nancy Story Somers, Lori Baer, Jennifer Lake and Jerene Milliken. Spencer Sweeting and Jane Penman were absent.