School board OKs teachers

JOHNSTOWN – The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education filled several teaching positions Thursday at Johnstown High School.

The board granted a probationary appointment to Gary Osarczuk, science teacher, at an annual salary of $44,124. The position is effective Sept. 1 and runs through Aug. 31, 2017.

Russell Snyder, mathematics teacher, was granted a probationary appointment as mathematics teacher, at an annual salary of $45,166. The position is effective Sept. 1 and runs through Aug. 31, 2016.

Board members approved a probationary appointment for Sara Bonano, special education teacher, at an annual salary of $45,764, effective Sept. 1 and running through Aug. 31, 2016.

The term appointment of David Vetter, extended leave substitute health teacher, was approved at an annual rate of $44,934, effective Sept. 1 and running through June 30.

Kaylee Lupino, special education teacher, was given a probationary appointment as a special education teacher at an annual salary of $42,533, effective Sept. 1 and running through Aug. 31, 2017.

The board made a probationary appointment of science teacher Heidi Bolebruch at an annual salary of $55,077. The position is effective Sept. 1 and runs through Aug. 31, 2016.

Teaching assistants named by the board included: Olivia Barnett, Jannette Chamberlain, Sarah Lopez-Echeverria and Rhiannon Wilder. They will all be paid $10.61 per hour and their positions run through 2017.

Tyler Hall was granted a part-time physical education teacher position. The half-time position is prorated at a $42,633 salary. The position runs Sept. 1 through June 30.

Board President Paul VanDenburgh said Monday he was unsure if all the teaching vacancies for the fall are now filled.

“I think there’s still a few more,” VanDenburgh stated.

District Superintendent Robert DeLilli couldn’t be reached for comment.

In an administrative move, the probationary appointment of Sara Lewis as director of special education, pupil services and special programs, was granted at an annual salary of $80,000. The appointment is effective Aug. 4, running through Aug. 3, 2017.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at manich@leaderherald.com.