The following is a brief summary of the Ellwood City Area School Board meeting held on April 14:
The board recognized junior Taylor Petrak for finishing second in the 50-yard freestyle and third in the 100-yard freestyle at the swimming PIAA Championship at Bucknell University. Petrak has now earned five PIAA state medals, more than any athlete in Ellwood City history. Congratulations!
- Timothy Robinson was approved as a bus driver for the remainder of the 2015-16 school year and the 2016-17 school year.
- The board approved six student teachers for the 2016-17 school year.
- The board approved the resignation of Russalene Campman, Lincoln High School teacher, for the purpose of retirement, effective June 3, 2016.
- Lewis Gordon, volunteer tennis coach, was terminated from his position.
- Wrestling coaches Craig Alberts and Nick Leonhard were granted extended season pay in the amount of $300 and $150.
- David Pour was hired as a STE(a)M teacher at Lincoln High School.
- Steve Antuono was hired as the varsity boys basketball coach at a salary of $5,200.
- Rich Marshall was hired as the varsity girls basketball coach at a rate of $5,200.
Athletics/Facilities and Community
- A contract was awarded to Security Systems of America of Pittsburgh for the installation of an Emergency Voice Evacuation/Mass Notification System at a low bid cost of $11,790.
- A contract was awarded to Aiken Refuse Inc. of New Castle for trash hauling services at a low bid price of $12,695 for 2016-17 and 2017-18 and $13,095 for 2018-19.
- Superintendent Joe Mancini was authorized to attend the National Differentiated Instructional Conference in Las Vegas from July 18 to 22 funded by Title IIA Federal Grant Funds for professional development.