Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The resignation of several coaches were also accepted Monday night.
Canon-McMillan School Board met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday—at which directors accepted the resignation of one of the district's longtime employees. The board unanimously accepted the resignation of Ruth Spencer from her position as accounting clerk for the purpose of retirement. The resignation is effective as of June 28. Spencer will be paid for accumulated vacation, sick and personal time in accordance with her letter of resignation. She has been with the district for 26 years. "She is one of the most dedicated employees in the district," school Director Manuel Pihakis said prior to the vote. Director Eric Kline nodded his head in agreement, adding with a smile, "I told her we aren't accepting her resignation." The board …
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 …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Library officials agreed: The facility thrived in its first year.
When the idea of building a new library in Canonsburg was in its infancy, Manuel Pihakis remembers sitting down in the late Frank Sarris’ office and telling him that in order to get the project done, someone would need to donate money—and a lot of it. Sarris responded by asking his secretary to get his longtime friend a check. “I remember telling him, ‘Frank, I’m not joking. This is serious,’” said Pihakis, also a longtime member of the library board that oversaw the multi-million project. “When I left his office I walked out with a $1.5 million check.” Now, all these years later, Pihakis was on hand Thursday to celebrate the first birthday of the Frank Sarris Public Library—an event he knows would have made his late friend all smiles. …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Canon-McMillan School directors accepted the retirements of nine long-time district teachers Monday.
Before a vote to approve the retirements of nine district teachers Monday night, Canon-McMillan School Director Manuel Pihakis shared a little math with fellow board members. “We’re losing (hundreds of) years of experience,” he said. “It’s a big loss for our district.” But he assured all those in attendance at the board meeting that the replacements being hired are “of the highest quality.” “I’m sure those replacements are gonna fit in just fine," he said, adding they were "first class and first rate." Those who retired include: The board also accepted the following resignations: Directors also appointed the following:
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Here are full results for the Canon-McMillan School Board race.
Two incumbents have retained their seats on the Canon-McMillan School Board. In Canonsburg, Manuel Pihakis, a Democrat, received 97.6 percent of the vote. He ran unopposed. In North Strabane, incumbent Democrat Joe Zupancic retained his seat with 41.7 percent of the vote. Maureen Helinsky, a Republican, also won a seat on the board with 34.1 percent of the vote. In Cecil, Mark E. Dopudja, who won both the Democratic and Republican nominations in the spring, won a four-year term with 51.8 percent of the vote. Michael V. Caporizzo also won, having received 47.8 percent of the vote, according to unofficial election results.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Here are five things you might have missed from Monday's school board meeting.
Canon-McMillan School Board held its regular meeting Monday. Directors took action on the following: 1. The board approved contracts with: 2. School Director Joseph Zupancic and Manuel Pihakis were selected as the voting delegates to represent the district at the Pennsylvania School Boards Association’s Legislative Policy Council at this year’s meeting. It will be held Oct. 20 during the School Leadership Conference in Hershey. 3.The board unanimously voted to reject the request made by Horizon Properties Group for a LERTA designation for the Cambria Suites on Racetrack Road. LERTA is the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance Act. LERTA allows local taxing authorities to exempt improvements to a business property if such property is…