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Personnel matters, retirements focus for BOE

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Board of Education, Monday, honored the school district’s 2019 retirees.

“I just want to wish you all the joy a happy retirement can bring you, and congratulations now the fun begins,” said Dawn Petrovich, Hancock County superintendent.

This year 13 individuals retired from the district, six of which were teachers and seven service personnel. The retirees received a certificate and plaque commemorating their time with the district. Each retiree had the chance to share the number of years they worked for the district as well as the buildings where they worked. The district also held a small reception offering cookies and water to celebrate.

The teachers included Kathy Carey, Deborah Dobosz, Debra Marino, Sharon Marston, and Rose Mary Morris. The service personnel included Brenda Cuic, Kathy Dalesio, Donna Herron, Penny Lahr, Ray Pernell, Ceclia Wounaris and Robert Stewart. Stewart has also been re-hired as a substitute bus driver.

In other actions, the school board:

¯ Approved the 2019-2020 Board Meeting Schedule.

¯ Agreed to rescind the Roioano Contracting bid for Weirton Elementary storage building. Roioano Contracting had pulled their bid.

¯ Approved the engagement of legal services with Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP on an as-needed basis, and the engagement of legal services with Bowles Rice, LLP, on an as-needed basis. Board members explained Dinsmore & Shohl will be the district’s main law firm but they will turn to Bowles Rice for additional legal counsel.

¯ Approved the district’s pre-school and kindergarten enrollment requirements.

¯ Approved the resignations of Brendan Muckian-Bates, English language arts at Weir High School; Emily Six, countywide substitute teacher; and Lisa Walker, countywide substitute teacher, effective June 14. Also approved the resignation of Sheila Robinson, countywide substitute teacher, effective June 17.

¯ Approved the assignments of Alexa Forlini, speech-language pathologist at Weirton Elementary; Chelsey Stucin, multi-categorical/Autism at New Manchester Elementary; Sydney Wagstaff, English teacher at Oak Glen Middle School; Harry Olenick social studies teacher at Weir High School; Kayla Violet multi-categorical/Autism at Weir High School; Darleen Archer, multi-categorical/Autism at Weir High School; and Daniel Owens, pre-engineering JDRIV Career Center for the 2019-2020 school year.

¯ Approved the transfers of Melissa Pietranton from Title One reading New Manchester Elementary to third grade teacher New Manchester Elementary and Dominique Gilbert from multi-categorical/Autism New Manchester Elementary to third grade teacher New Manchester Elementary for the 2019-2020 school year.

¯ Approved seven coaching positions for the 2019-2020 school year, including Mark McHaffie for Oak Glen Middle School volunteer volleyball assistant; Nicolette Hill for Oak Glen High School volunteer cheerleading assistant; Joe Provenzano for Oak Glen High School boy’s soccer assistant; David Harris for Oak Glen High School volunteer boy’s soccer assistant; Jeremy Kryzs for Oak Glen High School volunteer cross country assistant; Pat Chaney for Oak Glen High School volunteer football assistant; and Savanna Truax for Weir High School cheerleading assistant.

¯ Approved the resignations of six coaches, including Tammi Brown, Oak Glen High School boy’s tennis head; Tyler Brown, Oak Glen High School girl’s tennis head; Stephanie Tingler, Oak Glen High School softball assistant; Timothy Miller, Oak Glen High School baseball head; Christopher Pugh, Oak Glen High School baseball assistant; and Eric Hayden, Oak Glen High School baseball assistant.

¯ Approved a fifth grade teacher position at Oak Glen Middle School and second grade teacher position at New Manchester Elementary for the 2019-2020 school year.

¯ Approved Roseanna Finney as a substitute bus operator on an as-needed basis from June 17 through July 24.

¯ Approved Jim Davis Enterprises for the Oak Glen High, Oak Glen Middle and Weir High paving project for a bid cost of $125,804.

¯ Approved Pro Track and Tennis Inc from Bennington, Neb., for the Oak Glen High and Weir High rubber track repair and structural spray project for a bid price of $168,300.

¯ Approved Weir High School’s request to form a chapter of Future Business Leaders of America.

¯ Approved Weir High School’s request to form a bowling team for the 2019-2020 school year.

¯ Announced Petrovich has been sworn in as the new superintended and that she will be starting the position on July 1.

(Riedel can be contacted at jriedel@reviewonline.com)

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