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Shade organizes school board

December 4, 2018

Leadership on the Shade-Central City school board will remain unchanged for at least a year.

During a meeting Monday night, the board voted to keep board President Robert Mulcahy and Vice President John O’Ship in their positions until December of next year.

Mulcahy has held the president post for three years and has 12 years on the board. He is up for re-election in 2021.

“Somebody’s got to do it,” he said when asked how he feels about the board’s decision. He noted that he lives close to the school, in Central City, so he is able to respond quickly when something comes up.

Mulcahy was not the only nominee for the post. Board member Cecelia Corradini nominated fellow board member Dorothy Gindlesperger. The board voted 5-4 for Mulcahy.

Corradini said she nominated Gindlesperger because she is a longtime board member who has never held the president post.

In addition to O’Ship, board member Randy Kiser was also nominated for the vice president slot. The vote was 6-3 for O’Ship, with Kiser voting in his favor. O’Ship, who has more than 25 years on the board, has held the vice president position for three years. His term expires in 2019.

“I’m all Shade,” he said when asked if he was happy about the board’s decision. The board also chose members Olivia Hinden as legislative chairperson and Heather Kabala as Pennsylvania School Boards Association representative.

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