Four resign from Johnstown schools

JOHNSTOWN — Four resignations were accepted among personnel matters handled by the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education Thursday night at the Knox Building.

Rachel Heroth, district director of technology and instructional leadership, is resigning effective Aug. 31.

Others resigning within the district with July effective dates were: Jessica Stock, special education teacher; Beverly Hillman, account clerk typist; and Dylan Thomarie, library media specialist.

The board granted leaves of absence to Tara Bosworth, teaching assistant; and Glenn Duross, custodian.

In other personnel moves, the board granted a probationary appointment of Megan O’Connor as an English teacher, effective Sept. 1. She received a four-year term tentatively scheduled to conclude on Aug. 31, 2025.

The board made a probationary appointment of Jill Scofield, special education teacher, effective Sept. 1 for a four year term tentatively scheduled to conclude on Aug. 31, 2025.

Board members reappointed Nykole Pertell from the seniority/recall list – pursuant to state Education Law – to a long-term substitute teaching assistant position, effective Sept. 1. Pertell will be reinstated with the seniority that she had accrued prior to being excessed. Her salary will be at $12.50 per hour, for 6.5 hours per day.

The board appointed Betsy Thomas as school tax collector for the 2021-22 school year at a stipend of $3,600 annually. She will be administered the Oath of Office at a later date.

Appointment of treasurers for dstrictwide Extracurricular Activities Funds and the Sir Bills Athletic Fund were done. The board named Amanda Bernaski as districtwide extracurricular activities treasurer for the 2021-22 school year at a stipend of $3,000 annually. The board also named Rebecca Hart-DeMagistris as Sir Bills Athletic Fund treasurer for the 2021-22 school year at a stipend of $2,500 annually

The board appointed district residents Suzanne Hall and Kimberly Dopp to the Board of Registration for a one-year term as of July 22 at no additional compensation.

Appointed as election inspectors were district residents Nancy Gill, Charlotte Leo, and Sally Ostrander for the Aug. 25 special district meeting. Each inspector will be paid the sum of $12.50 per hour as compensation for services.

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