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C-M Board Hires Staff, Approves Incentive Bonuses for Coaches

If you missed Monday's Canon-McMillan School Board meeting, here is what you missed.

Canon-McMillan School Board held a special meeting Monday, and took the following actions:

  • , as well as settlement and retirement agreement. While she will remain superintendent through Oct. 9, she will not actively be in the post as a stipulation of the agreements, solicitor Mike Lucas said. Instead, Michael Daniels, assistant to the superintendent, will continue to serve as substitute superintendent until the position is filled. The board did not immediately release the settlement and retirement agreements because Lucas said not all parties had signed off on the documents. However, he said they would be released within the five-day period a public agency has to respond to state Right-to-Know requests. Canon-McMillan Patch filed a request for that information immediately following Monday's meeting. It had not been released as of Tuesday morning.
  • The board hired three temporary elementary school teachers for the 2012-13 school year. They are Natalie Blackburn, Lindsay Whiteford and Jaclyn Road.
  • Directors also hired the following paraprofessionals for the 2012-13 school year: Jenna Chirichetti (), Lauren Howells (), Shelly Leichty (, Stefanie Viviano () and Tracy Mirich ().
  • Directors also approved coaching incentive bonuses to be pain for the 2011-12 school year per its policy. Boys soccer coaches Larry Fingers, Frank Zuzek and Jason Masko will receive $278.55, $204.50 and $204.50, respectively. Girls tennis coaches Denise Toward and Jim Kochanski will receive $167.10 and $104.95, respectively. Girls soccer coaches Dave Derrico, Greg Day and Melissa Dalbon will receive $278.55, $204.50 and $204.50, respectively. Wrestling coach Chris Mary will receive $3,222.40, while fellow coaches Pat Hudock, Jason Cardillo and Glenn Haynes will each receive $1,952.40. Wrestling coach Brian Krenzelak will receive $1,511.20. Softball coach Michele Moeller will receive $816.40, while fellow coaches Justin White, Steve Mokal and Tracey Michalak will each receive $566.60.
  • The board accepted the donation of a piano valued at $1,500 from the DoubleTree Meadowlands Hotel.
Gary Beam June 29, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Can someone tell me how bonuses are determined and calculated for the C-M coaches? Just wondering, as the Lacrosse team ended up 13-5, the best in the school's short lacrosse history but heads and shoulders better than all of the previous years. As I said, just wondering. GB
Amanda Gillooly June 29, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Gary, forgive me I am on vacation and don't have a definitive answer for you. But I will say that the agenda indicated that the incentive bonuses were based on Procedure IV-23, which I'd be happy to ask about when I return. Is that fair?
Gary Beam June 29, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Thanks Amanda. I would appreciate that. Nothing but the best during your vacation.
Amanda Gillooly June 29, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Thanks, Gary!
Joe Zupancic June 29, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Gary, The bonuses are calculated on the basis of 5% increments of the coaches' respective salaries for certain accomplishments. Though I don't have the policy in front of me, it is something like 5% for winning the section, plus 5% for winning the WPIAL etc. (Please don't quote me on the exact figures). Generally the further you go in the playoffs, the greater the percentage bonus from your base salary. Since some coaches make more in base salary, they get a larger cash bonus than some coaches that get just as far in the playoffs. This procedure was set up in 2003 (I think) so it has been around for a while.
Amanda Gillooly June 29, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Thanks for the clarification, Joe!
Gary Beam July 02, 2012 at 12:06 AM
Thanks Joe for the information!

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