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District acts on personnel: Hirings and resignations, other business

The Williamsport Area School Board approved a number of hirings and resignations of personnel during its meeting this week.

The board approved Sarah E. Clark as a temporary second grade teacher at Cochran Primary School, effective Nov. 15, at a salary of $52,582.

Geoffrey S. Waltz was approved as long-term high school substitute teacher for the remainder of the school year.

Waltz will teach CTE Business Computer and Information Technology at a salary of $52,582.

The board also approved Barbara Fritz and Catiese Williams to full-time Administrative Support I positions.

Fritz will be assigned to the high school and be paid a base wage rate of $26,562. Williams will work in the business office and earn a base wage of $34,012.

The board approved Jodie L. Govan and Kayla M. Rodkey as part-time special education aides and Angie L. Hall, Sarah E. Reed, and Deborah Godfrey as part-time food service workers.

Dr. John Czap was approved as the school district dentist for the school year.

The following were hired as coaches: Demarr S. Wright, boys varsity basketball assistant, $4,000 stipend; and Lamar W. Ballard and Michael J. Schaeffer, seventh grade boys basketball, $2,240 stipends.

The board accepted the following resignations:

• Linda Hubbell, Administrative Support II, Technology Department.

• Laguana E. Cofer, part-time special education aide.

• Alexus M. DegBrina, second grade teacher.

• Blake E. Lambert, CTE Business Computer and Information substitute teacher.

• Ryan J. Piselli, computer technician.

• Ciara M. Smith, part-time special education aide.

• Emily M. Murray, fourth grade teacher.

• Teresa S. Gansel, part-time food service worker.

The board approved an American Rescue Plan IDEA contract for $199,051 with BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 for programs and services to students with disabilities.

An agreement with Staiman Recycling Corp. was approved for a donation to purchase a new scorer’s table for the high school gymnasium.

Board president Lori Baer thanked Staiman Recycling for the gift.

The board also approved the purchase of viewing stations for the security camera system at a cost of $26,548 from GovConnection, Inc. and the district’s sale of computers to Taksavers, Inc.

A total of 140 Apple MacBook Pro computers will be sold for $210 apiece and the 450 Apple iMac computers for $80 each.

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