Curwensville Area School Board reorganized Thursday evening, welcoming three new directors and one returning member. Pictured from left, front row, are new director Nick Kolesar, Vice President Laura Pentz, President Lois Richards and Beth Caldwell; back row, new directors Amy Finn and Doreen Hoover, and returning members John Evanko, Gary Witherow and Bob Deluccia.

CURWENSVILLE — Curwensville Area School Board has a new leader.

Director Lois Richards was chosen as the 2021-22 leader in a split vote during the board’s annual reorganization meeting Thursday evening. Director Laura Pentz, who was also in the running for the lead post, was named the board’s vice president.

Business Manager Paul Carr, who is a notary, administered the oath of office to three new directors, Amy Finn, Doreen Hoover and Nick Kolesar, and one incumbent board member, John Evanko. The four join Beth Caldwell, Bob Deluccia, Pentz, Richards and Gary Witherow in making up the board.

The board approved the 2021-22 meeting schedule. Combined work and business meetings will be held on the Thursday prior to the third Monday of the month which was set as an alternate meeting night.

The dates of the combined work and business meeting are Jan. 13, Feb. 17, March 17, April 14, May 12, June 16, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 15, Oct. 13 and Nov. 17. The December meeting date will be determined.

Alternate business meetings may be held, as needed, on Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21, April, 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21.

All meetings will be held in the district’s Maker Space located in the high school wing of the schools complex.

The board’s buildings, grounds and activities and curriculum, instruction and discipline committees will each meet at 6:30 p.m. proceeding the work session. The board’s safety committee will meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m.

Personnel committees will be scheduled as needed.

Directors appointed the Beard Legal Group, Altoona, to serve as the district’s solicitor at a rate of $150 per hour.

Kolesar was selected as the board’s legislative chairman to the state School Boards Association. Richards will serve as the board’s representative to the Clearfield County Career and Technology Center’s joint operating committee and Hoover as the alternate. Finn will be the board’s representative at Central Intermediate Unit No. 10.

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