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Board acts on personnel, other issues at meeting

The Williamsport Area School Board took action on personnel and other business during its meeting this week.

The board accepted the following resignations: Jody J. Schefsky, high school special education teacher; Laura K. Mullins, fifth grade teacher, Lycoming Valley Intermediate School; and Mary Beth Lingle, part-time administrative support, Student Services Department.

The board also approved the resignation of Cindy L. Ryder, who is retiring as a full-time special education aide at Lycoming Valley Intermediate School.

Ryder provided “21 years of dedicated service” to the school system.

The board approved the following hirings:

• Beckham B. Sibiski, long-term substitute teacher for remainder of school year $52,582

• Nancy E. Kinley, health room technician, Curtin Intermediate School, $23,621

• Ciara M. Smith, special education part-time aide, Lycoming Valley Intermediate School, $13.87 per hour

• Jody A. Butters, Alicia C. Coates and Allison J. Reeder as part-time food service workers at $12.96 per hour

• Thomas R. Crouse, non-certified substitute teacher

The board approved Dalton M. Kriner as an assistant football coach at a stipend of $2,240.

The board agreed to consider creation of a full-time supervisor of instructional technology at a salary to range from $80,413 to $120,619.

The purchase of equipment to help educate students in the automotive program with some of the latest technology was approved by the board.

The AutoComp Elite On-Car Brake Lathe, at cost of $14,858 from Total Equipment Solutions, is being purchased through the 2021-22 Perkins Grant.

The board also approved purchases of equipment for educating students in the culinary and art and advertising programs.

Perkins Grants will be used to cover the cost of a $16,811 Xante En-Press w/Enterprise Feeder, Stand, and Conveyor from TOPP Business Solutions and for various kitchen equipment amounting to $16,175 from Singer Equipment Co.

The board met in executive session to consider legal and personnel issues.

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