2009-12-17 / Front Page

Gress To Head CFSB

By Chanin Rotz-Mountz STAFF WRITER

Central Fulton School Board member Cory Gress was bumped up from his former position of vice president to president last Tuesday night, replacing longtime board President Dennis Richards.

Kicking off their regular board meeting on December 8 with a reorganization session, board members unanimously followed up their decision to appoint Gress to head their ninemember board with a motion to appoint Dr. Brent Carlson to the position of board vice president.

In addition to Carlson being resworn into office, board newcomers taking the oath of office given by solicitor James Schall were Hollie L. Garlock, Christopher R. Hann, Eric S. Hollinshead and Ryan B. Richards.

Following its reorganization, the board convened to hire retired high school Principal John Heuston as the district’s newest varsity girls softball coach. Heuston’s salary was set in accordance with step one on the extracurricular salary scale, which equates to $2,545.

In addition, Robert Koontz of McConnellsburg was appointed to serve as the first assistant baseball coach at a salary of $1,845.

In other personnel matters, several individuals were added to the professional substitute list as a result of completing emergency certification through Tuscarora Intermediate Unit #11. Those placed on the list are Hope Moore and Carolyn Stermer of McConnellsburg and Chelsea Hockenberry, Hustontown.

Recently retired teacher Katherine Carmack from Harrisonville was also added to the professional substitute list. Carmack’s credentials are still on file in the district office.

Sarah Keefer, Needmore, was placed on the teacher’s substitute list as well. Her clearances are in order.

Melissa DeShong of Mc- Connellsburg, was placed on the custodial substitute list as were Carol Redcay and Tyler Keefer, both of McConnellsburg. Redcay was added pending the receipt of all necessary clearances.

Pending the receipt of clearances, Needmore resident Myreta Elvey was approved to serve as a substitute nurse, while Tonya Pensinger was approved to serve in a variety of capacities, including substitute secretary, aide and cafeteria employee.

Transportation issues addressed include a daily rate decrease for Tuesday/Friday route #17 contracted to Sandy Deck Transportation. The rate dropped from $185.19 to $177.05 in conjunction with a student no longer attending the charter school. The change in mileage is retroactive to October 20.

With his clearances already in order, Roger Strait of McConnellsburg was approved as a substitute driver.

Under finances and as a matter of public record, the board accepted a letter from the Pennsylvania Secretary of Education for fiscal years 2005 and 2006.

A resolution was adopted altering the name of the Tuscarora Blended Learning Charter School to the New Day Charter School. The Central Fulton School District is one of multiple members of the charter school.

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