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Three open positions were filled last night as the Shenango Area School Board voted to approve the recommended candidates.

“I’m very excited to be back in my home school and to be back in town” said Paula Szklinski, the candidate the board recommended for special services secretary.

Szklinski stood in front of the board to explain her background in psychology and marketing along with the other candidates who also gave short speeches.

“I’m super excited to start programs here and get kids into the community,” said Jeffrey Allay, the candidate for life skills teacher. “My ultimate goal is to have a store in the school that kids can come into.”

Allay worked at Lakeview School District in Mercer County for nine years in multiple roles but most recently as its life skills teacher.

“The community’s wonderful, but it doesn’t have the opportunities that Shenango has,” Allay said.

Christy Santangelo was also confirmed as the business office secretary.

In other news:

•The general fund budget totaling $18,871,229 for 2019-2020 was approved with a 5-1 vote.

•An agreement with ParentSquare Inc. was approved to provide a school messenger and parent notification service for $6,500 for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

•Cafeteria meal prices for the 2019-2020 fiscal year were approved.

•An agreement with Cray Youth and Family Services for the Cray Challenges Program and Cray Education Center School was approved.

•Arthur J. Gallagher Agency were approved to be the insurance agents for workers’ compensation and liability insurance.

•Charleen DiCarlo was hired as a part-time payroll clerk after the board held an executive session.

The board meets every second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in Shenango Elementary School’s library at 2501 Old Pittsburgh Road.

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