GJSD employee raises given to meet state law

Minimum wage now $11.10 hour

JOHNSTOWN — Greater Johnstown School District employees earning less than $11.10 per hour had their wages bumped up to that minimum wage by the Board of Education Thursday at Johnstown High School.

The board passed a motion to increase the hourly wage of any employee making less than $11.10 per hour to $11.10 per hour, retroactive to Dec. 31, due to a New York state minimum wage increase.

The action by the board notes that such hourly wage increases will include substitute teaching assistants working for the district.

In other personnel action, the board approved the following spring coaches: baseball head coach, Jon Jennings — $3,770; baseball assistant Tyler Hall — $2,777; baseball assistant, Jay Holland — $2,579; baseball unpaid assistants, Gary Hall, Shawn Cotter, Eric Cheney; boys lacrosse head coach, Scott Petrie — $3,770; boys lacrosse assistant, Phillip Satterlee — $2,777; boys lacrosse assistant, Jim Novotny — $2,331; boys lacrosse unpaid assistants, Scott Murphy, Matthew Benton, Patrick Fleming; girls lacrosse head coach, Denise Benton — $3,770; girls lacrosse assistant, Tracy Ringer — $2,777; girls lacrosse assistant, Samantha Johnson — $2,331; girls lacrosse unpaid assistants, Carlie Leogrande, David Sargent; softball head coach, Jamie Kohout — $3,770; softball assistant, Katie McCumber — $2,777; track head coach, Melissa Kaszuba — $3,770; track assistant, Ashleigh Scott — $2,777; track assistant, Lisa VanAernam — $2,579; track assistant, Robert O’Kosky — $2,447.

The board approved the resignation of Heidi Bolebruch, International Club co-advisor, retroactive to Feb. 1.

A leave of absence was granted for Courtney Skiff as an account clerk typist, retroactive to Jan. 9 and running through Dec. 31. Also approved was a second motion for a provisional appointment of Skiff as an administrative assistant, 12 months per year, at an annual $32,500 prorated salary, retroactive to Jan. 10.

The board granted probationary appointments to Cynthia Royce, food service helper, at $11.10 per hour; and Michael Hlozansky, teaching assistant, at $12.50 per hour.

Term appointments of co-curricular staff made were: Kristy Lynch, International Club co-advisor; and Quinn Swartwout, Odyssey of the Mind assistant, with prorated stipend.

Also employed by the district were lifeguards Brodi Brunetto, Grace Giarrizzo, Abigail Gottung, Molly Lake, Brock Sardella, Sydney Swedick, Patrick Fleming, Lisa VanAernam and Ashleigh Scott.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at manich@leaderherald.com.