HANNOVER TWP. – Superintendent Nathan Barrett told the school board on Tuesday that recent internet outages families may have experienced while logging into the district were the result of a cyberattack that also hit other districts. He said board chairman John Mahle had arranged for an Army National Guard member familiar with cybersecurity to help correct any problems.
Barrett also announced a new initiative during the seven weeks of the Christian Lent season that will help both local businesses and advanced placement students. Attendance at participating companies, listed on the district’s website, means the company will donate a portion of the proceeds to the district to offset the cost of AP exams.
“Pizza Bella in Ashley is our star business tonight,” he said. “We try to help them as well as our students.”
Students began returning to classrooms on Monday, Barrett said, starting with students with special needs. The district released the phased plan to bring back more students, in hybrid mode, through March and April.
During the brief voting session, the board hired David Bulzoni as the district’s new business manager with a starting annual salary of $85,000, with this year’s salary prorated beginning March 10.
Contact Mark Guydish at 570-991-6112 or on Twitter @TLMarkGuydish