Central Greene board votes not to renew superintendent’s contract

July 19, 2017
Brian Uplinger

WAYNESBURG – Central Greene School Board approved a motion Tuesday not to renew the contract of district Superintendent Brian Uplinger.

Uplinger, who was hired as superintendent in 2013 under a five-year contract, will continue to serve in the position until his contract expires next June.

The motion not to renew the contract was made at the end of Tuesday’s regular board meeting by board member Sharon Bennett and was approved in a 6-1 vote. Board member Rachael Shultz voted against the motion; John Bristor was absent.

Uplinger declined to comment following the meeting.

Board President Andrew Corfont also would not comment. “It’s a personnel matter,” he said. Bennett, when asked about the motion, referred questions to board solicitor Kirk King, who had already left the district administration building.

Under the superintendent’s contract, the board was required to give Uplinger advanced notice it did not intend to renew his contract after it expired, Corfont said.

Uplinger had been hired by the board in June 2013 to replace Dr. Jerome Bartley upon his retirement. Uplinger had come to the district from Pine Grove Area School District in Schuylkill County, where he had served as superintendent since 2010.

Bob Niedbala worked as a general assignment reporter for the newspaper for 27 years in the Greene County bureau. He received a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Pittsburgh.

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