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East Lyco approves coaching hirings

The East Lycoming School Board approved the rehiring of coaches for football and other sports and took action on additional matters during its regular monthly meeting.

The board agreed to reappoint the following personnel as head coaches for this year: Howard Rainey, football, $6,357; James Dennis, boys soccer, $5,110; Craig Weaver Sr., girls tennis, $4,912; Scott Stugart, junior high softball, $3,469.

The board reappointed the following as assistant football coaches: Tom Burk, Henry Rainey, Seth Whitmoyer, and Boyd Hartman, each at $3,345.

Other coaching reappointments were: Peter Larsen, assistant boys soccer, $4,212; Brian Duke, district strength coach, $5,513; Carrie Miller, head cheerleading football, $3,102, Brooke Foresman, assistant cheerleading football, $2,037; and Ruth Fry, cheerleading junior high football, $3,032.

The board approved Griffin Molino as head boys cross country track coach at $3,742.

In addition, Brandon Kinney and Jonathon Delker were approved as assistant football coaches, Katurah Wyland as assistant girls soccer coach, and Patrice Fortin as an assistant cross country track coach.

Kathryn Stiadle was reappointed as assistant band director for this school year at a stipend of $1,581.

In other matters, the board approved the purchase of new HVAC control systems for the Renn, Ferrell, Ashkar, junior high, senior high schools with funding for the work to come from ESSERs II dollars.

District Superintendent Dr. Mark Stamm noted that the work is to be an overhaul of all automation control systems to allow for preventative monitoring and remote-control access.

A two-year school bus transportation contract with B.J. Bus Co., Muncy, was approved.

Stamm also reported to the board that there exist two elementary vacancies to fill in the district, as well as a biology and physics teaching positions.

He noted that the district will be adding a new full-time special education teacher which was already included in the budget.

Stamm reported that he completed a security review with the school resource officer, the Hughesville police chief, and two building principals.

The meeting, he said, reviewed what occurred at the recent school shootings at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and covered recommended security practices for East Lycoming.

The board later met in executive session to discuss some of the recommendations.

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