New asst. principal named

JOHNSTOWN – Johnstown High School has a new assistant principal.

Scott Hale, a physical education teacher at Knox Junior High and Johnstown High School, will step up and serve as the assistant principal starting Monday, according to Greater Johnstown School Superintendent Robert DeLilli.

DeLilli said Hale, who has served at the schools for about a dozen years, will replace Assistant Principal Ray Ruby, who is taking a position at the Mayfield Central School District.

According to DeLilli, Hale’s move will leave the phys-ed teaching position open.

However, DeLilli is confident they can find a replacement.

“We will figure something out,” DeLilli said.

According to DeLilli, Hale’s job will be to work with the building principal and handle issues ranging from discipline, extra-curricular activities and administrative matters.

DeLilli said Hale has numerous qualifications, showing he had a passion for the community, the initiative to implement programs and the respect of faculty and students’ parents.

Hale will be on a three-year probation period, after which he will be eligible for tenure.

The Board of Education said Hale’s salary will be $65,000.

Hale was unavailable for comment.