Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Baldwin-Whitehall Patch obtained a list of the names on Thursday.
The Baldwin-Whitehall Patch has obtained a list of the names that were in the running for the most recent vacancy on the Baldwin-Whitehall School Board. The school board appointed Martin Michael Schmotzer to fill that vacancy by a 5-3 vote on Wednesday night. Here is a list of the other eight people who applied for the vacancy: - Thomas Barchfeld - Erin Brown - Karen Brown - Richard J. Kirsch - Jerry Pantone - Laurencine Romack - Fred Vella - Greg Zeman Read through other Baldwin-Whitehall School Board items here. And check back with the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Thursday for more news from Wednesday night's school board meeting. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The board is expected to appoint a new member next week.
New President Nancy Sciulli DiNardo is the newest president of the Baldwin-Whitehall School Board, the board's members decided on Wednesday night. Sciulli DiNardo replaces former President John B. Schmotzer, who resigned from the board after its Nov. 14 meeting. Schmotzer said that he wished to spend more time with his family and in furthering his business and volunteerism. The school board is expected to appoint a new member on Dec. 12 to fill Schmotzer's seat. The Baldwin-Whitehall School District Office has been accepting résumés for that seat since Schmotzer's resignation, and the board will choose his replacement from that list of résumés. In February 2011, the board publically interviewed candidates for two vacancies and eventually …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Nancy DiNardo set to fill the remainder of Sam DiNardo Jr.'s two-year term.
The Baldwin-Whitehall School Board appointed Nancy Sciulli DiNardo at a board meeting on Wednesday night to fill the two-year seat vacated by Sam DiNardo Jr., who resigned from the board on Dec. 22. Sciulli DiNardo, Sam's wife and a former board member, earned the appointment by a 6-2 vote and immediately swore into the position under District Magistrate John N. Bova. She was the first person to be nominated for the vacancy on Wednesday in a vote immediately following the board's official acceptance of DiNardo's resignation. Board member George L. Pry nominated Sciulli DiNardo. Board members Nancy Lee Crowder and Tracy Macek cast the "no" votes. The reason for Sam DiNardo's resignation—which was accepted unanimously—was never given, as …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
A roundup of the region's top local stories for Wednesday, Jan. 4.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your area: Plum Borough's Juliann Sheldon Can Be a Miss America Finalist with Your Help UPDATE: Apartment Fire Displaces Five Dormont Residents Sam DiNardo Resigns from B-W School Board; Two-Year Seat Open New Parents Get New Year's Surprise PT Pulls Off Upset Victory Over Rival USC --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
DiNardo won election to the board in November.
Though he recently swore into a two-year term on the Baldwin-Whitehall School Board during a reorganization session on Dec. 7, Sam DiNardo Jr. has resigned from the board, effective Dec. 22. The reason for his resignation is unavailable at this time. DiNardo first joined the B-W School Board in February 2011 when he was appointed to fill a vacant seat. He then won public election to the board in November. DiNardo is the husband of former B-W School Board member Nancy Sciulli DiNardo, whose resignation for personal reasons in September 2010 opened a place for former board member John Palmiere to fill Sciulli DiNardo's seat the next month. Palmiere then resigned in January 2011 to join the Allegheny County Council. Technically, Sam DiNardo …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
The new school director sent the letter to "targeted areas" as "a rebuttal for the slander against (him)."
Several residents in Baldwin Borough received a mailed letter from newly elected Baldwin-Whitehall School Board member Ray Rosing this week in which the subject of the letter was Tracy Macek, another new school director who campaigned against Rosing as part of a different committee of candidates. Macek was the only member of the "Committee to Build a Better Board" to earn a B-W School Board seat in this November's elections, while Rosing and his running mates from the "Residents for Lower Taxes and Better Education" committee claimed five seats. In Rosing's letter, he wrote that Macek and multiple friends of hers were engaged in a conversation on Macek's Facebook profile page in which Rosing's health was discussed, most notably whether or …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Martin Schmotzer says a tearful goodbye to the school board on Wednesday night.
The always colorful and occasionally controversial Baldwin-Whitehall School Board member Martin Michael Schmotzer said goodbye to the school board and to the public at the end of a regular meeting on Wednesday night. Schmotzer, who served on the school board from 1987 to 1993 and was later appointed back to the board in 2007, became emotional during the meeting's board member comments time as he reflected on his tenure in the B-W School District. (Schmotzer was appointed to the board in November 2007 because he had earned the most votes out of all non-elected board candidates in that time's most recent local election. The resignation of board member Jane W. Hunnewell opened a spot for Schmotzer.) "There are so many good people in this …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Close vote goes 5-4.
The Baldwin-Whitehall School Board rejected district-wide nepotism policy revisions on Wednesday night. The far-reaching revisions would have prohibited the hiring of any employee to the Baldwin-Whitehall School District who is a family member of a current board member in the district, the superintendent, or any other district administrator, supervisor or professional staff. The revisions considered a "family member" to be a parent, grandparent, brother, sister, husband, wife, son, daughter, step-son, step-daughter, grandchild, nephew, niece, first cousin, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law, uncle, or aunt, or the current spouse of any of those relatives. A motion to approve those …