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2014-07-10 / Front Page

New leadership presented at Lancaster Central

Board of Education elects new president, vice president
by CHRIS GRAHAM Reporter

New leadership took center stage at Monday’s Lancaster Central Board of Education meeting as Kenneth Graber was elected board president for the 2014-15 school year, with Patrick Uhteg to serve as vice president.

Along with the new officers, former board President Marie MacKay, who was re-elected in May; newly elected member Michael Sage; and Superintendent Michael Vallely were sworn in to their positions by the district clerk.

MacKay addressed the new leadership.

“I’d like to congratulate Kenneth Graber as the president of the Board of Education for the school year in 2014-15 and Patrick Uhteg as vice president, and I wish you both luck in the upcoming school year,” MacKay said.

Graber spoke kindly of MacKay and former board Vice President Wendy Buchert for their work during the school year.

“You and she had a very difficult year in many ways and a good year in other ways, and you did a great job for the children in this district,” Graber said.

During the meeting, the board also made the following reappointments: Sandra Janik, district clerk; Carol Peck, district treasurer; Beth Ulbrich, deputy treasurer; and Linda Michalak, internal claims officer.

The board also appointed members of the board to the following committees: audit, health insurance, food service, building, special education and preschool special education.

In addition, the district appointed Superintendent Michael Vallely as the designated educational officer to receive court notification regarding a student’s sentence/ adjunction in certain criminal cases and juvenile delinquency proceedings.

Other items approved at the meeting included: establishing conference reimbursement rates for meals at a maximum of $50 per day with receipts; a re-adoption of all policies and code of ethics that were in effect during the previous school year; and establishing mileage reimbursement. The approved rate, according to the IRS, is currently at 56 cents per mile.

The next meeting of the board will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at the Central Avenue School Building, 149 Central Ave., Lancaster.

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