Upper St. Clair School Board votes on budgetPublished Jun 22, 2014 at 9:33 pm (Updated Jun 22, 2014 at 9:33 pm)
• The Upper St. Clair School Board of Directors voted 6-1 in favor of a $69,524,887 budget for the 2014-15 school year. Board member Louis Oliverio voted against the budget. Board members Buffy Hasco and Frank Kerber were absent from the June 17 meeting. The real estate taxation millage rate was set at 22.1957, an increase of about $178 per year in taxes for a homeowner with a house valued at $227,850, the median home value in the township. The millage rate for 2013-14 was 21.4130.
• In an administrative change, Dr. Sharon Suritsky, was sworn in as assistant superintendent and deputy superintendent of schools. She has worked in the district for 17 years and was formerly the assistant superintendent. As assistant superintendent and deputy superintendent, Suritsky will officially be second in command to Superintendent Dr. Patrick O’Toole.
John Rozzo was sworn in as assistant superintendent at the meeting. Rozzo’s position of Supervisor of Middle Level Education was eliminated and he was promoted to assistant superintendent at the meeting. “We’re very confident in the decision to select these two fine individuals,” O’Toole said. Both Suritsky and Rozzo will officially start their new positions July 1 and were awarded five-year contracts.
• Fort Couch Middle School Student Suneel Banerjee was recognized by the school board for his participation in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. He participated in the bee last month after winning the Western Pennsylvania Spelling Bee.