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Wilmington

February 20, 2014

Wilmington OKs pay for projects

NEW CASTLE — The Wilmington school board approved paying HHSDR Engineers of Sharon for review and design of three projects.

The payments are: $105 per hour up to $2,100 to review specifications prepared by Milo George for the athletic field replacement; $3,500 to design, prepare bid documents and do construction administration for painting or replacement of lockers at the high school and middle school, with an additional $500 for printing and copying expenses; and $4,750 for designing and preparing bid documents for athletic track resurfacing, $2,500 for construction administration of the project and $1,800 for printing and copying expense.

Board members heard from superintendent Dr. Michelle Miller that the Alert Now phone system will be sending messages to students’ homes before upcoming testing dates and assessments.

Also at Monday’s meeting the board:

•Named Amy Adams as full-time custodian at New Wilmington Elementary School at $18,500 annually.

•Hired Mary Cournan as an emergency substitute teacher at $70 per day.

•Agreed to pay Questeq of Moon Township $5,000 for a technology needs assessment.

•Granted high school guidance counselor Taryn Powell family leave from Feb. 19 to March 3

•Added Dr. Maria Mezzanotte as a district dentist in addition to Dr. Kenneth Woods to allow greater flexibility in scheduling.

•Agreed to sell the district’s Alcatel Lucent wireless hardware, which is no longer needed, to the Neshannock school district for $8,500.

•Granted tenure to autistic support teacher Nicole Dickey, who was hired in January 2011.

•Appointed business manager Jen Conrad as the district’s open records officer at no additional compensation.

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