JOHNSTOWN - The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education appointed eight new teachers and accepted one teacher resignation Thursday night.
The board made the following probationary personnel moves involving teachers, effective Sept. 1 for the new school year:
-?Jessica Stock, special education teacher, at an annual salary of $44,281, through Aug. 31, 2016.
-?Sarah Brand, special education teacher, annual salary of $44,053, through Aug. 31, 2016.
-?Halley Eacker, special education teacher, annual salary of $43,910, through Aug. 31, 2016.
-?Melissa Kaszuba, mathematics teacher, annual salary of $44,053, through Aug. 31, 2016.
-?Julia Fisk, art teacher, annual salary of $44,281, through Aug. 31, 2016.
-?Heidi Bolebruch, science teacher, annual salary of $52,804, through June 30, 2014.
-?Katie Nellis, elementary teacher, annual salary of $44,053, through June 30, 2014,
-?Russell Snyder, extended-leave substitute mathematics teacher, annual salary of $44,053, through June 30, 2014,
The board also accepted the resignation of music teacher James Morton, effective Aug. 31. His resignation as marching band assistant, also effective Aug. 31, was accepted as well.
Board Vice President Jennifer Sponnoble noted increased step levels for some of the new teachers.
"It's good that so many of them have experience," she said.
Board member Ronald Beck asked if some of the new teachers can be invited to the board's meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Johnstown High School.
Beck noted the board last school year was hoping to find "good teachers," and it appears to have done that. But he also asked if any of them might also be available as coaches, especially for football.
Superintendent Robert DeLilli said some new personnel have expressed a desire to coach, but not for football.
In other personnel matters:
-?The board approved the term appointment of David Vetter as a part-time health teacher at a prorated salary of $43,910. The appointment runs from Sept. 1 through June 30, 2014.
-?Daniele Matice was given a probationary appointment as a teaching assistant for 7.5 hours per day at $10.30 per hour, effective through Aug. 31, 2016.
-?Probationary appointments were also given to: Justine Lewis, account clerk typist; and Gregory Forgette and Frank Insognia, custodians.
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