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Osnaburg Local approves a three-year contract for high school principal

By TESA STRASSER The Press-News Published: July 1, 2016 10:00 AM

During the June 27 regular meeting of the Osnaburg Local Board of Education, a three year contract was approved for high school principal Andrew Mangun.

The deal goes into effect in August and runs through July 2019.

Superintendent Todd Boggs told Mangun, "I have enjoyed working with you. You do a heck of a job."

Mangun shared some statistics with the board about the Class of 2016. Of the 62 graduating seniors of East Canton High School, three of them have enlisted in the military, 11 are planning to attend a two year college, 32 are planning to attend a four-year college, three have entered apprenticeships and 13 have entered the work force.

The principal also shared the results of a survey given to graduating senior. The most common compliment was "Our teachers care about us." and the most common suggestion was a request to try to improve school pride.

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In other personnel business, Jason Hall was present to thank the board for the opportunity to coach baseball for 18 years. Because of family responsibilities he is stepping down from the position. Boggs presented him with a Hornet cake and thanks for his dedication to the players.

Resignations were accepted for Joseph Bogdan, high school teacher and athletic director, Amanda McElwee, guidance counselor and Carlina Snellenberger, crossing guard. The superintendent said, "We have an immense amount of gratitude to these folks for their service."

The following people were hired: Tammy Pohto as elementary intervention teacher, Chris McClellan and Sharon Griffith as elementary teachers and Bonnie Elliott as a monitor.

Coaching positions filled include Alex Loy, assistant boys basketball, Karre Butler, head softball, Tom Loy, head track, Jason Wade, middle school girl's basketball and Denny Rohr, assistant high school boys basketball.

Volunteer coaches approved are Rich Mitchell and Kevin Willaman both for high school boys basketball.

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Elementary principal Becky Carter updated the board on the elementary news. The district's five star preschool program has a few openings for next year. Due to state regulations, they can only accept children age 4 by Aug. 1. These students do not have to live in the district.

She also proudly announced the preliminary AIR State test scores shows her students 25 percent higher than the state average.

Middle school principal Gregg Dente told the board in an effort to give the middle school its own identity, it will now have it's own office at door one with Amy Mackey as secretary.

Special education director Cindy Weiss shared accounts of children she works with. Her emphasis has been for early detection and intervention.

In other business, the board of education:

/ APPROVED three new open enrollment students, two from Louisville and one from Canton Local;

/ APPROVED a ten cent increase in each of the following: school lunches, milk and breakfast.

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