DuBOIS — The DuBois Area School Board unanimously approved hiring Andrew Edinger assistant director of transportation at their November meeting.

Edinger, who is currently a teacher and assistant athletic director for the district, was hired at a salary of $35,000, effective on or after Jan. 2, 2020, for the term of one year for training purposes. The salary is to be prorated for the 2019-2020 school year.

In other hirings, the board approved hiring:

  • William Hanzely as a technology education (industrial arts) teacher at the high school at Bachelors, Step 1, Year 4, at a salary of $45,307, effective Nov. 22.
  • Kayleen Schuckers as a paraprofessional (child specific aide) at the middle school (882 hours per year), effective on or after Nov. 25.
  • Breanne Deeb as a long-term substitute Leadership Seminar instructor at the middle school, effective on or after Nov. 25 through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
  • The following individuals for the extra-duty position of Project Specific Instructional Leader for Technology, as per contract, (to be paid with Title IV funds): Elisha Burns, elementary; Heather Dzikiy, elementary; Matthew Cherubini, elementary; Nicole Hill, middle school; Michael Gressler, high school.
  • The following individuals for extra-duty positions for the 2019-2020 school year, as per contract: Sarah Rishell, Student Council advisor at middle school, to be split with Anna Woods; and Alyson Yoha, Ski Club advisor at the high school.
  • The following individuals were hired for extra-duty position for the 2019-2020 All-School Musical, as per contract: Mandi Bell, choreographer; Dorothea Hackett, director; Joe Sensor, lighting director; Brennan Bell, sound director; Nicholas Kloszewski, musical director (vocal); Melinda Swauger, musical director (orchestra); Christopher Taylor, producer; Steve Swauger, set/design/paint/construction; and Linda Rankus, stage manager.
  • Upon the recommendation of Athletic Director Chuck Ferra and high school Principal Brian Weible, the board approved hiring George Fatula Jr. for the extra-duty position of varsity assistant for rifle interscholastic winter sports for the 2019-2020 school year, as per contract.
  • The following individuals were approved as volunteers for the 2019-2020 athletic season: Michael Sprague, rifle; Luke Bundy, wrestling; Anthony Geer, wrestling; Shawn McCleary, wrestling (junior high); Jamie Williams, boys’ basketball (seventh grade); intramural boys’ basketball: Bradley Chamberlin, Patrick Dennison, Shane Farrell, Joeylyn Hanzely, Shawn Hanzely, Jason Reed, Adam West and Orlando Prosper.

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The board also approved the retirement of Dennis Ferut, maintenance, effective Jan. 9, 2020, who had 20 1/2 years of service. Superintendent Wendy Benton expressed appreciation to Ferut for his years of service to the district.

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