Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Superintendent Michael Daniels said there will be an early dismissal for the high school this afternoon because more than 800 students will not be served lunch due to the fire.
Canon-McMillan High School was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after a kitchen fire—and the blaze has also prompted an early dismissal, school officials confirm. Canon-McMillan Superintendent Michael Daniels said the fire was extinguished quickly, and that there were no injuries. No damage to the building was reported. But while one lunch period was served at the high school, the remaining two lunch periods—attended by more than 800 students—will not be held because the food was contaminated during the fire. Because of that, Daniels said the high school will have an early dismissal between 1:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The summit, held in California, was an invitation-only event.
Canon-McMillan Superintendent Michael Daniels represented the district at an invitation-only leadership summit in LaJolla, Calif. recently. He was hand-picked by the District Administration Leadership Institute to join a select group of just 65 superintendents from acorss the contruny at the summit held in Feb. 27 to March 1. Those who attended the Superintendents Summit had three days of professional development with a prominent roster of influential superintendents from across the United States. The institute’s executive director, Dr. Randall Collins, led the summit, which was dominated by cutting-edge sessions on educational excellence, innovative practices, technological advancements, and fresh perspectives. The program included a …
Friday, December 21, 2012
The changes were made this week in the wake of the Newtown shootings.
Canon-McMillan Superintendent Michael Daniels sent a letter to parents this week letting them know about security changes made in the wake of the Newtown, C.T., shootings. They include: Long-range plans are also in the works, the letter indicates. To read the letter, click on the attached PDF.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Superintendent Michael Daniels issued the following statement in the wake of the Friday incident.
As people around the country try to make sense of the tragic elementary school shooting in Connecticut, Canon-McMillan Superintendent Michael Daniels issued this statement Friday afternoon to parents and members of the community. It also appears on the district website: Dear Parents/Guardians and Members of the Canon-McMillan Community, The event that took place today in an elementary school in Connecticut is a sad tragedy. As the full details of the event continue to unfold, we can only wonder how and why this happened. Information regarding this event today was not broadcast to our Canon-McMillan students. Enjoy your time with your family this weekend and take a moment to share in discussion with your children the realities of such …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
A superintendent was hired and more. Here are five things you might have missed Monday.
The school board unanimously hired Michael Daniels as its superintendent. The three-year contract calls for a first-year salary of $135,000. To read our main story, click here. The school board voted to permit the law firm of Peacock Keller & Ecker to enter its appearance and defend an appeal to the Commonwealth Court in a property tax assessment appeal. School directors approved a resolution that will begin condemnation proceedings against real property located in the Third Ward of Canonsburg and consisting of 187.88 square feet. The property was identified by a deed between Vasbro, Inc. and Locastro. The board voted to approve a tax collector bonus in the amount of $5,000 to Rob Maceiko. The motion passed with no explanation or …
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, September 11, 2012
The special police unit asked for support as it seeks share of gaming revenue to pay for equipment.
South Strabane Township Police Det. John Bruner serves as a negotiations leader for the Washington Regional SWAT Team. He also served as its spokesman Monday night when he asked the Canon-McMillan School Board for a show of support in its bid to gain a share of gaming revenue to pay for life-saving equipment. The SWAT team is composed of police officers and specialists from several local forces that help fund the tactical unit. But Bruner said budgets are tight, and vital gear such as new bulletproof vests are expensive. The detective said the Kevlar vests have a shelf life of only five years and that it will take nearly $100,000 to replace Washington SWAT's supply. Acting Superintendent Michael Daniels drafted a letter of support for …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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:
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Did you miss Canon-McMillan School Board's meeting Monday. No worries. Here's what happened.
Canon-McMillan School directors held their voting meeting Monday at the district administration building. Here’s what happened:
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 …