Friday, May 17, 2013
Tell us which candidates you're backing in the May 21 primary.
Four sitting Canon-McMillan school directors are hoping to retain their posts on the local school board, and one newcomer is also seeking a seat. There are four open seats on the board—two out of Canonsburg Borough and one each from North Strabane and Cecil townships. Current board President Darla Bowman-Monaco has cross-filed as both a Democrat and a Republican and is seeking nomination for the Cecil seat. Another candidate, Ronald Vrana, is seeking the Republican nomination for that seat. Vrana did not cross-file. Fellow current school directors Eric Kline and Paul Scarmazzi are also seeking re-election. Both have cross-filed and are seeking to secure the Democratic and Republican nominations for the open Canonsburg seats. Current school…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
There will be four open positions in the November 2013 election.
Four sitting Canon-McMillan School directors are seeking to retain their posts in the coming election—with one newcomer also seeking a seat on the board. There are four open seats on the board in the November 2013 election—two out of Canonsburg, and one each from North Strabane and Cecil townships. Current board President Darla Bowman Monaco, a retired secretary, has cross-filed as both a Democrat and Republican and is seeking nomination for the Cecil seat. Another candidate, Ronald Vrana is seeking the Republican nomination. He did not cross-file. More information on Vrana was not immediately available. Current school Directors Eric Kline, a consulting firm executive, and Paul Scarmazzi, a local businessman, are both seeking re-election. …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
In other business, the board hired an elementary school teacher and adjusted the salary of an elementary school principal.
Canon-McMillan School Board held its annual reorganization meeting Monday—re-electing Darla Bowman-Monaco as president and re-electing Paul Scarmazzi as vice president. “Thank you very much—I appreciate that,” Bowman-Monaco said after being seated for her second term. Elected as South Hills Area School District Association representative was Director Manuel Pihikas, and elected as representative to the Pennsylvania School Boards Association was Director Joe Zupancic. The meeting dates for 2013 will remain as the same as they were this year: The nonvoting meeting will be held the second Monday of the month with the voting meeting to follow on the third Monday of the month. Both meetings will be held in the district administration building …
Monday, October 22, 2012
School directors approved a three-year contract Monday night.
Those in attendance at Monday’s Canon-McMillan School Board meeting applauded the unanimous decision by directors to appoint Michael Daniels as its permanent superintendent. A three-year contract with Daniels was approved and became effective Monday, with his first-year salary set at $135,000. Daniels has performed as an acting superintendent since former Superintendent Helen McCracken first went on leave and then resigned her position. Several board members thanked Daniels after the vote Monday. “We appreciate what you’ve done for us this last year,” board President Darla Bowman-Monaco said. “Thank you very much,” Daniels responded with smile.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Canon-McMillan school directors voted to give Michael Daniels the one-time payment during their regular monthly meeting Monday.
During the 2011-12 school year, Michael Daniels pulled double duty, performing both the job of the assistant superintendent and substitute superintendent—an effort that earned the Canon-McMillan administrator a one-time bonus of $25,000 Monday night. Daniels, who is the district's assistant to the superintendent, was appointed by the board to the position of substitute superintendent for this past school year while Superintendent Helen McCracken was on leave. "In recognition of the efforts and performance of substitute superintendent, Michael Daniels, who has served in such a capacity without an increase in compensation or an additional duty stipend during the 2011-2012 school year, the board confers a one-time bonus of $25,000," the …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Here's a roundup of Canon-McMillan School Board's meeting held Monday.
Canon-McMillan School Board President Darla Bowman-Monaco stopped Matt Harding mid-sentence during his report at Monday's meeting. "Tell this board how much you saved this district," she prompted, referring to a shift from Xerox to Vandyke for copier services. His answer? Around $100,000. That was just part of the positive news shared at the board's meeting Monday. After Harding, the district's director of support services, spoke, it was Joni Mansmann's turn to share some positive tidings. Mansmann, the district's director of business and finace, said that while she won't have a formal budget update until about mid-March, that she compiled a report that indicated that Canon-Mac is on target with revenues and expenditures as of this point …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The Canon-McMillan School Board reorganized Monday night.
The Canon-McMillan School board reorganized on Monday—with directors electing Darla Bowman-Monaco as their new president. Additionally, the board voted in Paul Scarmazzi as its vice president and Eric Kline as its treasurer.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Two high school art teachers briefed the board on the program—and thanked them for keeping the program intact despite funding cuts.
Two Canon-McMillan High School art teachers said thank you to school directors for keeping the program intact despite budget cuts on Monday. The teachers also made a brief presentation to the board, sharing the achievements and work of their students—many pieces of which were hanging in the district administration building where the board meets. "Thank you so—we're very grateful you kept our program," one said. "We want to offer as much as we can to our students." School directors lauded the student work on display. "They are very talented," Director Darla Bowman-Monaco said. Director Paul Scarmazzi agreed. "That's great stuff," he said. Editor's Note: Check back with Canon-McMillan Patch on Wednesday for more Canon-McMillan school news.