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Windber school board meeting briefs: Aug. 8

August 9, 2018

The Windber Area School District board met Tuesday. Here is a recap of some of the group’s business:

Accepted the resignation of Erica LaMantia, head junior high girls basketball coach.

Accepted the retirement of Janet Toth, elementary teachers’ aide.

Approved the agreement with Ignite Education Solutions to provide professional services from September to June at a rate of $1,000 per month plus administrative fees –– not to exceed $13,420.

Approved an agreement with Ignite Education Solutions to provide social worker services for one day per week for 36 weeks at a rate of $12,138.39.

Approved Ignite Education Solutions to provide substitute teachers for the 2018-19 school year.

Approved five personal care aides with Ignite Education Solutions at a cost of $81,089.02.

Authorized the school district to be a part of the Appalachian Intermediate Unit 8 Technology Law Pool at a rate of $600.

Authorized the school district to be a part of Appalachia’s STEM Lending Center at a rate of $250.

Approved a school resource officer to be hired by the Windber Borough Police Department at a cost not to exceed $50,000.

Authorized the school district to participate in Appalachia’s consortium at a cost not to exceed $3,593.30.

Approved the Electronic Teachers Evaluation Portal at a rate of $3,827.

Authorized the purchase of Comply system from EduLink at a rate of $4,442.

Approved Assurance Counseling Services of Windber to provide counseling services for students and faculty at a cost not to exceed $50,000.

Hired Darby Orris as a music teacher at a rate of $42,500.

Hired Linda Geiser as an elementary school teacher at a rate of $42,500.

Hired Bernice Tallyen-Toki as an administrative assistant to the special service coordinator and PIMS clerk at a rate of $22,000.

Hired Denise Stevens as a lifeskills classroom aide at a rate of $9.50 per hour for 5.75 hours per day.

Approved Chloe Devitt as a weight trainer with a stipend of $2,000.

Approved the following band guard positions and stipends: Tori Sterner/Tawnya Persley ($3,500), Melissa Plows ($1,750), Stephanie Wilt ($875) and Jackie Willnecker ($875).

Approved the following cheerleader coaches: Cara Vizzini ($4,000) and Amy Vizzini ($1,500).

Approved the following game helpers: Sue Phillips, Tracy Cover, Kristen Butler, Brenda Gindlesperger, Cory Pavlosky, Bernard Pavlosky, Bill Minahan, Bob Christner, Jim Hoffman, Rick Dello, Scott Klingenberg and Frank Donato.

Approved the following volunteers: Kevin Charney Jr., Kris Thompson, Emily Ellis, Brandon Lambert, Abbey LaRue, Chad Heiny, Chris Johnstown, Joe Scheller, Dan Fisher, Julie Johnstown, Brad Yock, Stephanie Barrick, Karen Barrick, Fred Barrick, Jennifer Nihoff, Michelle Bobak, Katie Strapple and Jeremy Barclay.

Approved Douglas Ledney as a substitute administrator on an as-needed basis.

Approved Jennifer Asel as a long-term substitute.

Approved the following substitutes to the Ignite Education Solutions program: Jessica Salem, Amanda Custer, Hailey Varner, Pam Albus, Mary Beth Hahn, Emily Eutin, Mandy El Bayly, Sherry Templin, Sydney Reed, Tammi Karafa, Fran Scott and Chelsea Meyers.

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