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Glendale OKs contract for superintendent
Thursday, December 6, 2012
By Terry Whetstone Staff Writer
Following its reorganization meeting Tuesday, Glendale school board held its regular monthly meeting with the board approving a new contract for district superintendent Arnold Nadonley. The new contract goes into effect July 2, 2013. Nadonley will be evaluated prior to getting a raise each year.
Also Tuesday night, the board approved a salary change for Nadonley. When he was hired he was hired with an annual salary of $104,000. Last night that board made a change to $108,000 retroactive to July 1, 2012.
"I'm humbled that I got a new contract," Nadonley said. "We've made a lot of progress the last four years with the curriculum, building improvements and such."
He said he is happy he has been able to be a part of turning the district around.
"It wasn't always the best of things," Nadonley said.
He was hired after the board discovered a number of problems with former superintendent Dr. Dennis Bruno, who abruptly retired and moved across the country. The district had been under investigation by federal authorities for misuse of funds by Bruno and had the district was in violation of several things following audits.
Nadonley has turned that around and the district is doing much better.
"I'm blessed with a good staff," Nadonley said.
He said he has been at three school districts and Glendale is so unique.
"Walking down the hall the students are well behaved and respectful," Nadonley said. "That says a lot about the parents and the staff and I can't say enough about the employees."
Franko has been the board treasurer for several years and he has resigned that position and the board appointed Mulhollen to the position.
The board also heard from maintenance supervisors Charlie Chilcote who said they are at a stand still with the water and sewage project. The board approved McClellan Excavating last month and they are ready to go when they get approval.
The board instructed Willett to send a letter advising the bond company if the district does not hear from them by a specific date, then the district will consider that a form of approving McClellan to proceed.
There are some safety issues that need addressed including a ditch that has about five or six feet of water near the elementary school, causing a hazard.
In other business, the board:
• opened the following coaching positions: head varsity football coach, assistant varsity football coach and head varsity volleyball coach.
• hired Joseph Klezek as the head varsity baseball coach.
• approved permanent employment for Melissa Blake and Tracey McClellan as members of the paraprofessional staff as they have completed their probationary periods.
• will be advertising for the following positions: elementary title I math teacher, a math/science teacher and a math teacher.
• approved Jackie Hommer using the elementary all-purpose room for wrestling practice.
• granted permission for Katrina Smeal to use the high school gym for a Keystone League Tournament on Feb. 9 and 10.
• approved field trip requests.
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