District creates positions

JOHNSTOWN – The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education discussed personnel and classroom items during a brief special meeting recently at Warren Street Elementary School.

The meeting preceded a session of the board’s Grade-Level Grouping Committee.

In two separate items, the board Thursday accepted the recommendations of district Superintendent Robert DeLilli to create a full-time special education teacher position and create a temporary full-time special education teacher aide, both effective immediately.

District Clerk Larraina Carpenter said Friday there are no salaries attached to the positions yet, as they have just only been created by the board. She said that once they are filled, the district will set salaries for the positions, depending on the employee’ payroll steps.

The board adopted a textbook – “Business and Personal Finance” by Jack Kapoor, Les Dlabay and Robert Hughes – published by McGraw Hill. According to district Director of Curriculum, Testing and Personnel Patricia Kilburn, the textbook will be used for a personal finance course at Johnstown High School.

The board went into a closed-door executive session to discuss a matter protected under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Board members took no action after going back into public session.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at