McMURRAY – The search for a new superintendent in Peters Township School Distict is progressing with the school board expected to begin the first round of interviews within the month.
During a board meeting Monday, board member David Hvizdos, chairman of the personnel committee, said a closed meeting was held Feb. 14 with the search firm hired by the board. Advertisements for a new superintendent have been placed in numerous publications.
The district has been without a superintendent since Nina Zetty resigned in October, effective Dec.1, to take a similar position at Gateway School District. Joseph Dimperio is acting superintendent on a per diem basis of $500 a day without benefits.
Hvizdos said the board hopes to have a new superintendent in place before the start of the 2013-14 school year.
Focus groups and meetings with the public will be held before a final decision is made. Dates for the meetings will be advertised and will be on the district’s website.
The first round of interviews by the board will be conducted March 19-20, Hvizdos said.
To ensure security in district buildings is state of the art, the board approved a contract with Allegheny Safe and Lock to provide swipe access cards for $9,794. The current system also is serviced by Allegheny Safe and Lock, said board member Ron Dunleavy, chair of the buildings and grounds committee.
The board also approved a motion to award a contract, also to Allegheny Safe and Lock, at $10,800 for video phones in five district buildings. Allegheny Safe and Lock also was awarded a third contract, for $7.360, to provide wireless security in each building. The district solicited bids from three firms.