New Castle principal suing district, superintendent
With alleged sexual harassment complaints under investigation, a New Castle school official is suing his school district and the superintendent.
Attorney says someone trying to discredit Razzano
Robert Razzano’s attorney believes there is a concerted effort by someone to discredit his client. Razzano, 52, the New Castle Junior High School principal, has been placed on paid administrative leave while the district investigates several alleged sexual harassment complaints against him.
Meehan remaining, not taking Leechburg post
Terence Meehan will be staying in New Castle. In November, Meehan accepted the position of superintendent in the Leechburg Area School District at an annual salary of $125,000. He was one of 14 applicants.
Three elementary schools to close July 1
Three city elementary schools will close this summer. The New Castle school board voted 7-0 Monday to close the John F. Kennedy, Thaddeus Stevens and West Side primary centers, effective July 1.
District planning ‘farewell’ to school buildings
Decades of early education in the city will be celebrated at the close of the school year. The New Castle school district will close three elementary buildings this summer. Anyone who has been associated with the John F. Kennedy, Thaddeus Stevens and/or West Side primary centers is invited to share photos and good memories of those buildings.
District attorney: No criminal conduct by principal
An investigation into allegations lodged against a New Castle junior high school principal has found no evidence of criminal conduct.
New Castle Schools: Leave with pay was superintendent’s call
When a New Castle school district employee is placed on administrative leave, it typically is the superintendent’s decision. District solicitor Charles Sapienza said in an email last week that the district has no policy governing when and why an employee is placed on administrative leave or whether he or she should be paid during that leave.
Agreement allows nonresident students at Laurel
Five Laurel teachers who live outside the Laurel School District have enrolled their children in the district. They are taking advantage of a memorandum of agreement between the district and the Laurel Education Association that took effect at the beginning of the current school year.
Allegations result in principal on leave
New Castle Junior High School principal Robert Razzano is on administrative leave with pay. Meanwhile, New Castle police said they are investigating a reported incident at the junior high involving an employee.
Shenango board set to fill vacancy
The Shenango Area School Board is expected to appoint Dean Owrey on Monday to fill a vacancy on the board. Owrey, chief financial officer of the University of PittsburghMC’s information services division, was selected from among 16 people who expressed interest in the position.
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