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Transportation position created at South Range

CANFIELD — The South Range school board has created a new position within the transportation department.

The board approved a memorandum of understanding with the South Range Classified Employees Association to establish a transportation lead maintenance pilot program through June 30, 2021, to be filled by a current transportation employee.

Compensation was set at $20 per hour with duties to include performing, monitoring, assigning and scheduling of transportation employees to perform bus maintenance duties / repairs as necessary throughout the school year.

The school board this week approved Jim Terry to the position, as well as Daniel Brothers as a part-time bus maintenance employee for the 2020-21 school year at a rate of $25 per hour and Paul Cubic as a transportation consultant for the 2020-21 school year at a rate of $20 per hour as approved by the superintendent.

Ken Ahlquist, Meri Coler, Dee Brumbaugh, Carla Yankowski, Ed Schaefer and Steve Kapus were approved as transportation / maintenance workers for the summer.

In other business, the board approved Jim Richley as a high school marching band percussionist instructor at $15 per hour not to exceed 15 hours per week from July 20 through Aug. 21; David Rach as a volunteer assistant football coach for the 2020-21 school year; Patty Aushmer and Donna Maine as summer office support not to exceed three half-days per week; and Danielle Buzzacco as assistant varsity cross country coach for the 2020-21 school year.

The board also accepted the resignation of Lillian Fossaceca, middle school intervention teacher, effective June 30; and directed Treasurer Jim Phillips to begin the health and dental insurance coverages for new hire Adrianne Nastasi on July 1.

Also at the meeting, the board approved final appropriations for fiscal year 2020 at $15,656,684.71, just over 3 percent less than the original appropriations, which Phillips attributed to non-expenditures during the COVID-19 shutdown combined with overage in some original appropriation estimates.

The board also approved temporary appropriations for fiscal year 2021 at $3,915,700, which represents an estimated 25 percent of fiscal year 2020 expenditures.

khowell@salemnews.net

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