OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego City School District is already examining its options regarding finding a replacement for departed business manager Pete Colucci. Now, they have another administrative position to fill.
At a brief special meeting Tuesday night, the board of education unanimously (board president John Dunsmoor was absent) accepted the resignation of Amy DiVita as Director of Special Programs, effective Aug. 25.
“I accept this with regret and tremendous appreciation,” said board member Jim Tschudy.
“It has been a pleasure working with Amy. She always advocates for students; sometimes under very difficult and trying circumstances,” added Bill Crist, superintendent. “She was a person who paid attention to detail. We’ll miss her for that and wish her well.”
The board also approved some other personnel items in preparation for the upcoming new school year.
Positions approved included head coaches for girls’ Varsity and JV tennis, boys’ JV volleyball and girls’ modified swim as well as a science teacher, an account clerk/typist, a motor vehicle operator, two substitute teachers/tutors and a custodian.
All of the resolutions passed unanimously with the exception of the custodian.
Board member Fran Hoefer took exception with the position’s $48,248 salary.
“Custodians are valuable and are wonderful people. But, we’re paying $70,000 or more (with benefits) for this man to be a custodian,” Hoefer said. “My point is that if we got to pay that kind of money for custodians that come up through the system, we gotta get out of the system, start doing something that’s efficient. That’s ridiculous to pay that kind of wage for that job. I don’t care if you’re the king of England; you don’t get paid $50,000 to be a custodian.”
The board also approved several vacancy notice postings for the 2011/12 school year.