The Jersey Shore Area School Board took action on personnel matters, including the hiring of fall coaching positions, as well as other business during its recent regular monthly meeting.
Thomas Gravish was approved for another year as head varsity football coach at a yearly stipend of $8,122.
Varsity football assistant coaches approved by the board were: Alex Jackson, $4,873; Chris Bilbay, $2,436; Ken Williamson, $2,436; Jake Anderson, $1,725; and Brody Smith, $2,030.
Other coaching positions approved were:
• Tyler Henry, head varsity cross country, $3,817.
• Monica Richards, head middle school cross country, $1,983.
• Mike Schall, head varsity golf, $4,100.
• Mitch Cornelius, head boys soccer, $4,845.
• Steve Shrodo, assistant boys soccer, $2,907.
• Benjamin Comfort, head girls soccer, $4,500.
• Gabrielle Bohner, assistant girls soccer, $2,601.
• Brett Herbst, head junior high softball, $2,750.
• Ann Marie Dincher, head girls tennis, $4,300.
• Laura Eck, head varsity cheerleading, $4,230.
• Nicolette Russell, assistant varsity cheerleading, $2,538.
• Autymn Cantrall, head junior high cheerleading, $2,197.
• Heidi Bell, assistant junior high cheerleading, $1,692.
In other personnel action, the board approved the hiring of Frederick Brown as head security guard at $16 per hour.
The board accepted a letter of resignation from paraprofessional Christina Naugle.
The board approved Ashley Arriaga as a special education paraprofessional at the middle school at $20,950 and Autymn Cantrall as special education paraprofessional at Jersey Shore Area Elementary School at $19,200.
Business Manager Ben Enders reported that additional state subsidies are coming to the district for educational purposes.
As a result, the deficit for this year’s district budget will decrease by more than $500,000.
John Shireman, a district resident, brought several issues to the board.
He reported that sidewalks in the 200 block of Pleasant Avenue are crumbling and pose safety hazards for pedestrians.
Shireman said more crossing guards are needed and spoke out against the wage increase approved by the board for the district superintendent.
“I think it is obscene for someone to accept a $2,500 raise,” he said.
In other matters, the board:
• Heard a report from Stephanie Windecker, of Windecker Enterprises, regarding bus transportation in the district.
• Agreed to keep breakfast and lunches at the same rates for this school year.
• Accepted a donation of $500 from Global Companies LLC for STEM programs at Jersey Shore Elementary School.
• Approved installation of electric service to the soccer stadium by PPL at a cost of $5,530.
• Met in executive session prior to the meeting to discuss personnel and safety issues.