The Lake-Lehman School board appointed coaches for the 2012-2013 school year at its regular meeting on Nov. 19.
Brian Cutter was named head boys basketball coach with a stipend of $7,483.62; Ted Sadowski, varsity assistant basketball coach at $4,601.98; Rich Colarusso, varsity assistant basketball coach at $4,601.98; Barry Brooks, junior high assistant basketball coach at $3,082.40; volunteers James Buchman and Maureen McGovern.
Charles Levan was named head girls basketball coach with a stipend of $7,483.62; Barry Horvath, assistant varsity girls basketball coach at $4,601.98; Janene Kasarda, assistant junior high girls basketball coach at $3,082.40; and Serry Metz, assistant junior high girls basketball coach at $3,082.40.
Jack Davis was named assistant varsity wrestling coach with a stipend of $4,601.98; James Rosencrans, assistant junior high wrestling coach at $3,082.40 and volunteer Jim Davis. The board locked at 3-3 on an appointment of volunteer Walter Chip Sorber.
The board appointed Elizabeth Muench, of Nanticoke, as a substitute elementary school teacher and Jeffrey Shook as interim athletic director as of Dec. 1 with a pro-rated stipend of $10,000.
Frank Prest, of Hunlock Creek, was hired as a part-time custodian at the rate of $10.25 per hour and Andrea Ozovek, of Harveys Lake, was hired as a support staff substitute.
The board authorized the payment of $1,000 to the Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18 for two students who participated in the 2012 Summer Performing Arts Program. Superintendent James McGovern reported the money had been budgeted and was not an added expense.
The board also authorized the administration to develop a proposal for the removal and installation of new turf on the athletic field.
During public comments, Ed Gustitus asked the board what capital projects it had planned for next year and whether it anticipated a raise in taxes.
McGovern responded the only project currently in the works is the new turf and that it was too soon to know about taxes. He said that would be discussed in January but school officials do not anticipate taxes being raised due to the turf project.
Gustitus was not pleased with McGovern's response and spoke about what he deems reckless spending of the school board, ending with, It's time we had some fiscal responsibility to the taxpayer.
The next Lake-Lehman School Board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Dec. 17 in the junior/senior high school library.
McGovern responded the only project currently in the works is the new turf and that it was too early to know about taxes. He said that would be discussed in January, but school officials do not anticipate taxes being raised due to the turf project.