FORESTVILLE - Supervisor John O'Connor presided over the administration of office oaths to new school board members and new board president and vice president in its annual re-organizational meeting Thursday evening.
The new president of the board is Sylvester Cleary, a prior member of the board. Cleary cited his 10-year-old daughter, who is in fifth grade, as his main motivation for joining the board and felt his past experiences could be of value to the board of education.
"I used to run Boy Scouts, coached girls and boys softball so I've worked with kids a lot. Basically I saw a need there on the board and thought some of the things I've done in the past would help upgrade standards here in Forestville," Cleary stated.
The former president, Carol Woodward, took office as vice president.
Two new board members, David Caccamise and Amy Drozdziel, were also installed.
In other annual business, clerks and officers were appointed to conduct daily business and other resolutions were passed as outlined in the annual budget.
For the 2012-2013 year, Ralph Jackson Jr. was hired as half-time early childhood education teacher at the pro-rated amount of $19,500. Kelly Tippens, math teacher, was increased from two-thirds time to full-time at the salary of $47,309. A long-term substitute appointment was approved for Casey Delles with salary based on Step 2 of the teacher's association contract. James Burdick was approved as an uncertified substitute for grades K-12.
Extra-curricular appointments were also made. Michael Murphy was approved as the advisor of the middle school newspaper with a $400 stipend, and unpaid advisor for the Stage Crew Club. Sandra Askin was appointed as the advisor for Key Club with a stipend of $254. Casey Deles was approved as JV Boys basketball coach at a stipend of $2,187. Sierra Finch was appointed as the Girls Varsity Basketball coach with a stipend of $3,528. Kayla Corsoro was appointed as the JV Girls Softball coach at a stipend of $1,581.
School lunch prices were increased by five cents for K-12 lunches, making K-6 lunch cost $1.35 and 7-12 $1.60 as the new rate.