Architectural Renovations of Ross Township was approved Wednesday to do the assessment at a cost not to exceed $15,000.
She said firm has worked with the Montour and Penn Hills school districts on new school buildings and a facility study.
The board decided in April to seek out a firm to study all of the district's facilities, including the junior high, so that officials can make an informed decision on the best use of the facilities.
Retirements, resignations, reappointments
In other business, the board approved the reappointment of Weiss Burkardt Kramer, LLC as district solicitor for the 2014-15 school year. The law firm will receive an $833 per month ($10,000 per year) retainer, with an hourly billing rate of $110 for other professional services.
The board accepted the resignation of Roxanne Fix, high school Spanish teacher, effective Aug. 3, and restructured the position of Janet Gaffney as food services director to a 12-month position with full benefits at an annual $65,000 salary effective May 22.
The following retirements were accepted contingent upon the allocation of the retirement incentive:
- Barbara D’Alessandris, high school emotional support, effective June 30.
- Susan Martell, high school learning support, effective June 9.
- Michael Spagnolo, Highland Elementary music teacher, effective June 10.
- Josephine (Joie) Larrick, high school English teacher, effective at the end of the 2013-14 school year.
- Lucille Kruluts, high school learning support, effective June 9.
- Angelo Pournaras, high school guidance counselor, effective June 9.
- Mary Cole, high school science teacher, effective June 30.
- Darlene Hochevar, high school computer teacher, effective June 30.
- Yvonne Barlamas, high school business, effective June 30.
- Susanne Juba, second grade teacher at Highland, effective June 30.
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