New Castle News


June 27, 2014

Neshannock OKs raises, personnel moves

NEW CASTLE — The Neshannock Township school board approved raises for administrators and support staff.

Administrators — the building principals and director of pupil services — will receive $3,000. Support staff members — including directors of building maintenance and director of transportation — will receive $1,500.

At this week’s meeting the board also:

•Hired Shawn Lucas as a full-time teacher at a salary of $53,542 to replace Rob Nogay, who resigned. She had been a part-time teacher in the district since the 2011-12 school year.

•Hired Michele Lockley at $49,917 to replace Sandra Giordano, who retired. She has been a part-time teacher in the district since the 2012-13 school year.

•Hired Julie Morrone as school nurse at $45,867.

•Authorized Philip Weiner and Co. to conduct an audit of the 2013-14 school year not to exceed $10,000.

•Renewed the service agreement contract with Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol Commission for $8,372.

•Hired Tom Wiczen as co-athletic director at $8,335.

•Named Anita Slater and Cynthia Welker as co-school treasurers. Each will be paid $929.

•Hired Maura Lowrie as assistant marching band director at $1,501.

•Named Kevin Link as a bus aide for the extended school year for a special needs student attending the school at McGuire Memorial. He will be paid $15 per run, two runs per day.

•Named Cathy Frank as substitute para-professional to replace Lori Stonebreaker, who is on family leave through Dec. 13. Frank will be paid $7.50 per hour as a substitute.

•Hired students Ralph DoVidio and Gianni Oliva as summer custodial help at $7.50 per hour.

•Accepted the retirement of elementary secretary Joycelee Patton, who has been with the district for 31 years.

•Accepted the retirement of English teacher David Antognoli, who has been with the district for 24 years. He will continue his coaching duties.

•Accepted the resignation of bus aide Doris Leonhardt who has been with the district for a year.

•Accepted the resignation of social studies teacher and co-athletic director Rob Nogay, who has been with the district for 14 years.

•Approved new dental insurance rates with United Concordia for the 2014-15 school year

•Announced substitute rates for the 2014-15 school year will be the same as this year. They include $85 per day for teachers, $90 per day for long-term substitutes, $83 for bus drivers and $7.50 per hour for secretaries, paraprofessionals and custodians.

•Agreed to make available optional insurance packages to students for $36 for school time and $125 for 24-hour coverage.

•Approved the 2014 Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion resolution for $199,007. The district has 2,911 homestead exclusions and one farmstead exclusion.

•Awarded a contract to Vitale’s Asphalt Sealing to sealcoat the parking lot at the back of the school building, the lowest of three bids received.

•Renewed its contract with Reed Oil Co. for gasoline and Diesel fuel for the 2014-15 school year.

•Contracted with Tri-County Industries Inc. for refuse collection for the 2014-15 school year.

•Reviewed changes to the district’s personnel policy with regard to new hirings.

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