SR superintendent seeks retire-rehire arrangement

BEAVER TOWNSHIP- Schools Superintendent Dennis Dunham will retire in June, but is seeking re-employment to the same position starting in July.

The school board Monday night accepted Dunham’s retirement effective June 30 and will consider his re-employment as superintendent in July at on a renegotiated contract. A public hearing on the issue is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 28.

Dunham has 33 years in education, including the past 18 years at South Range. He has been the superintendent the past eight years and served as high school principal prior to that.

In other business the board approved a memorandum of understanding with the South Range Education Association to combine the boys and girls track head coach positions and use three assistants for the spring season. Current girls coach Diane Krumpak will fill the position following the departure of boys coach Dave Purins. The move will not present a change in personnel costs for the district and the issue will be revisited next year, Dunham said.

The board also approved Krumpak as an unpaid volunteer indoor track coach for this year and granted her the head cross country coach supplemental contract for the fall.

Additionally the board approved maternity leave for Debbie Armbrecht effective April 8 and named Kim Best her long-term substitute for the remainder of the year; accepted the resignation of part-time aide Candace Greene effective Feb. 1; and hired Dan Shipley as a part-time bus driver and Carol Fountaine as an OGT tutor. The board also approved supplemental coaching contracts to Dan Yeagley, head varsity football; Larry Barth, head golf; and Paul Lindstrom, varsity girls soccer; and approved Joyce Stoffer as an assistant coach and David Rach and John Seaver as unpaid volunteer assistants for the high school track team this year. The board also hired Paul Cubick as an on board instructor for bus driver training for this year and modified the contract of bus drivers Meri Coler and Jack Nemergut from part-time hourly to tier-3 drivers.

Also at the meeting the board named Jeff Good as OSBA legislative liaison and Ed Pierson as student achievement liaison for 2014.