New Castle News

April 24, 2013

Shenango schools update weapons policy

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — The Shenango School District has updated a policy involving possession of weapons on school grounds.

The change will permit the school security guard to carry, store and have access to weapons while performing his duties, according to district superintendent Dr. Mike Schreck.

The district hired one security guard this year to protect school buildings and grounds during the school day.

In other matters last week, the school board:

•Accepted the retirement of Jan Budai who has been a high social studies teacher for 36 years. His retirement is effective June 11. Budai will remain as athletic director at $31,000 per year with no benefits.

•Named Lindsey Hamilton as a full-time social studies teacher beginning in the 2013-14 school year at $43,037.

•Hired Nick Bender as a physics teacher for the 2013-14 school year at $41,569.