The Central York School District voted at its school board meeting Monday to split the duties of elementary school administrators, but not without voiced concerns by a few board members.
Two assistant principals will share duties at three elementary schools starting Monday, Nov. 4: Eileen Czarnecki will move from Sinking Springs Elementary School to Stony Brook Elementary, and Diane Grondin will split her time between Sinking Springs Elementary and Roundtown Elementary. Grondin was the assistant principal at the Roundtown Elementary building before.
Their positions as assistant principals will not change, nor will their rate of pay.
Board members Karl Peckmann and Robert Weikert voted against the approval. Peckmann said after the meeting he did not think the proposed coverage was adequate, especially for students in elementary school buildings.
Other board members voted to approve the transfers, but commented on the process.
Timothy Bieber, vice president of the school board, said he was under the impression the board could come back to the issue of coverage if the initial proposal was not sufficient.
Board member Gregory Lewis said he supports the recommendation of the administration and said he is willing to give the setup a try. But Lewis said he has heard comments from the public about the limits of the administration.
"I have real concern that we are stretching this too thin," Lewis said.
Julie Romig, spokeswoman for the school district, declined to comment further about personnel items other than what was listed in the meeting's agenda. The agenda recommended the transfers be approved.
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