Oxford School Board approves administrative appointments
● By Steven Hoffman
The Oxford School Board approved personnel assignments for building administrators and other administrative positions throughout the district at its meeting on June 21.
James Canaday, who last year served as the principal of the Penn's Grove School, will now be the principal at the high school. He is replacing Christopher Dormer, who left at the end of the school year to accept a position as an assistant superintendent in another district.
Michael Garrison, who last year was the assistant principal at the high school, will now serve as the human resources director for the district. He is replacing Jack Mizrahi, who retired at the end of the current fiscal year.
Matthew Hovanec, who previously served as the assistant principal of the Nottingham School, will now become the assistant principal at the high school.
Tami Motes, the assistant principal of the high school, will now serve as the principal of the Penn's Grove School.
In other business at the meeting, the school board approved the collective bargaining agreement with the Teamsters Local Union No. 384 that represents the school district's service and support staff on a three-year contract from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019.
With the conclusion of another school year, the district recognized the service of retiring staff members in the district, including teachers Lawrence Hess (35 years), Kathleen Conway (28 years), Kim Kulesza (27 years) Leon Stauffer (26 years), and Jack Mizrahi, who had served as the director of human resources for the last four years.
The district also recognized the contributions of service and support employees Valerie Kegley (7 years), David Messaros (7 years), Jennifer Duffy (16 years), and Susan Townsend (25 years).
School board member Joseph Tighe was appointed to continue to serve as the school board treasurer from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.
The firm of Rinaldi and Poveromo, P.C. has been reappointed to serve as the school district's solicitor for the next fiscal year, effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.
The school board approved the memorandum of understanding that the school district has with both the Pennsylvania State Police and the Oxford Police Department for policing services for the next year.
There are no school board meetings scheduled for July. The school board will hold its next work session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9 and regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Both meetings will be held in the administration building.