The Fairfield Area School District (FASD) School Board welcomed new business manager and recording secretary Tim Stanton on Monday.
Stanton’s duties will begin at next month’s meeting and former business manager Thomas Weaver will create a report to help with the transition.
Stanton’s experience includes the former vice president of finance and administration at Wilson College and is currently the finance director of the Lincoln Intermediate Unit which works with 25 area school districts.
Stanton was drawn to the position of working in a smaller school district where you can really see the benefits for students.
“Everyone in education is there for the students,” he said.
As it’s a busy time with the end of the fiscal year and the preparation of a new budget, Stanton is happy to have his work cut out for him and is ready to get to work.
In other matters, $2,500 in donations were accepted from Fairfield Youth Basketball in appreciation for the use of middle and high school gymnasiums every Saturday for clinical purposes, according to Representative Tracy Winkler.
“We are happy to be involved in the community,” she said.
It was also noted that the board has accepted the resignation of Richard Phillip, board member and legislative chairman of the Pennsylvania School Board Association (PSBA), effective March 21.
Phillip’s term was originally set to expire in 2023. Phillip was absent from the meeting on Monday.
The board had no comment regarding the resignation and Phillip could not be reached for comment.
Nominations for board members are available at the administration office and on the school district’s website at fairfieldpaschools.org. The board encouraged anyone interested to apply.
The deadline for submitting applications is April 8.
· The retirement of elementary school teacher Sharon Tuckey, effective August 18th.
· The resignation of elementary school secretary Courtney Picarelli.
· The employment of Annette Holland as a full-time second-team goaltender.
The council will meet on April 11 at 7 p.m.