Catasauqua Press

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Board approves positions, retirements, summer help

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by MARK RECCEK Special to The Press in School

A number of extracurricular positions, appointments, retirements and student summer custodial helpers were approved by Catasauqua Area School Board April 11.

The board unanimously approved Catasauqua High School students Rebecca James, Nyomi Gonzalez-Evans, Xavier Fryslin, Joseph Prevoznik, Bradshaw Henning, Steven Ritter and Gavin Phillips to serve as custodian summer helpers.

James, Gonzalez-Evans and Phillips’ employment will begin June 12. James and Gonzalez-Evans will receive an hourly rate of $7.25, and Phillips will receive $7.50 an hour. Fryslin, Prevoznik, Henning and Ritter’s employment will start July 5. Fryslin, Prevoznik and Henning will receive $7.25 an hour and Ritter $7.50 an hour.

The students will begin work 7 a.m. and end noon, Monday through Friday.

The board also unanimously approved Catasauqua Middle School teacher Janice Walenta as the CMS yearbook adviser at a stipend of $517; CMS teacher James Snyder as assistant CHS baseball coach as a volunteer; Norman Best as the CHS girls softball coach at a stipend of $2,671; and Mikesha Calhoun as the CHS head girls cheerleading coach at a stipend of $2,000.

Additionally, the board unanimously approved the retirements of CHS teacher Glenn Reightler and district bus driver David Dunn, effective June 10, and CHS secretary Hollis Winkler, effective June 30.

Two appointments also were approved by the board at the meeting, including Taras Kulinich as bus driver at an hourly rate of $17.63 and Tamara Miller as a CMS cafeteria worker at $10.87 per hour.