The vote to rescind was backed by Aigeldinger, Kaminski, Sturgeon, Jones, and Randy Swank, who was not at the November meeting. Board members Norbert Dotzel, Bill Thomas, and Ken Malkemes voted against rescinding Foster’s appointment.
After the meeting, Aigeldinger, who was selected as new school board president that night, would only say that the superintendent position will now be re-advertised. Foster had no comment.
Also on Dec. 10, Kaminski was selected to serve a one-year term as vice president of the school board. Thomas was chosen to serve as the Pennsylvania School Board Association liaison and Pride and Promise contact.
The board renewed its contract with Chiverella, Inc. for transportation of students for a three-year term, beginning July 1, 2016. The board approved allowing Crestwood’s cheerleading team to attend the National High School Cheerleading Championship Competition, in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 4 to 9. The cost will be covered by fundraising and parent contributions.
Student representative Suraj Dalsania reported that freshmen Cameron O’Neill and Jacob Wells were chosen to perform with Marywood University’s Junior Wind Band, Dec. 4 and 5, and that senior Beth Heiberg auditioned for District Jazz at Dallas High School, Dec. 11.
The band and chorus holiday concert is scheduled for Dec. 17 and the chorus will be singing at the Wright Manor Senior Citizen’s Center and Mountaintop nursing homes on Dec. 22.
Senior Connor Sheloski was named MVP of the 2015 Unico All-Star Football Game, Dalsania related, adding that the winter sports season is underway with wrestling and boys’ and girls’ basketball.
During November, the YES class and the National Business Honor Society collected non-perishable food items for Feed-a-Friend. The Key Club is conducting a drive to collect winter coats, hats, gloves, and scarves for the soup kitchen where they continue to volunteer weekly, Dalsani said.
The Key Club has also been involved in sending cards to Wounded Warriors and volunteering at Toys for Tots, the Fairview Elementary School book fair, and Allied Services’ Breakfast with Santa. The junior class will be sponsoring the school’s annual blood drive to benefit the American Red Cross on Dec. 22.