School board approves retirement of superintendent

JERSEY SHORE — The retirement of Dr. Jill Wenrich, who has been superintendent of the Jersey Shore Area School District for three years, was approved Monday night by the school board.

Wenrich will remain as superintendent until June 1.

In conjunction with this, the board approved an amendment to the contract of Dr. Ken Dady Jr., assistant superintendent, authorizing him to act as superintendent when the superintendent is not available.

In other personnel items, the board approved the resignations of B. Doug Moore, boys’ varsity and boys’ middle school soccer coach; Michele Tice, sports auxiliary employee; Charles Little, security staff; Melinda Bartman and Amy Liddick, part-time paraprofessionals; Maxwell Hospes, band front advisor and Alex Jackson, assistant varsity football coach.

They also approved:

• Bridget Carmeci as an 8th grade ELA teacher position at a rate of $50,000 per year.

• Joshua Stover as a full-time custodian at a rate of $13.85 per hour.

• Quinn Henry as band front advisor at a stipend of $1,178.

• Brian Witner and Jessica Smith to part-time food service positions at $10.05 per hour.

A motion to approve the Network-Computer Technician job description as written was voted down by the board. Voting against the measure were: Nancy Petrosky, Harry Brungard, Patrice Doebler, Wayne Kinley, Michelle Stemler and Craig Allen. Voting in favor were: David Becker, Angela Grant and Mary Thomas.

In a follow-up from last month’s meeting, the board approved the addition of Introduction to Statistics for grades 11-12 and Guitar Class for Grades 9-12 as two new high school elective courses, beginning the second semester of the 2019-20 school year.

Prior to the business portion of the meeting, the board heard a presentation by Erin Bonsell on the Heart and Sole Program for middle school girls which would incorporate Girls on the Run. A vote on the request will be taken at a later meeting of the board.

Lou Anne Gasperine, representing the Jersey Shore Education Foundation, shared with the board plans for the foundation to purchase a CAT Excavator Simulator to be used for the building program. Cost of the simulator is $42,311, which will come from EITC money that the foundation received. The board will vote on accepting the donation at the next meeting, Jan. 27, so that the foundation can move forward with the purchase.

A dual enrollment program with Lackawanna College will also be on the agenda at the next board meeting. Two courses, Principles of Accounting and Introduction to Computer Applications will be offered to Jersey Shore students as three-credit courses. The cost, $100 per credit, will be the responsibility of the student.

The next meeting of the board will be at 7 p.m., Jan. 27, at the Administration Building, 175 A & P Drive.


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