HPSD to Make Superintendent Permanent
The agenda for the Hanover Public School District board meeting Monday is out (well, it was a couple of days ago and I looked at it Saturday, but forgot to post this until now), and it looks like the district will hire Dr. John Scola as its permanent superintendent.
It is recommended that, pursuant to the provisions of Section 101071 et.
seq. of the Public School Code, the Board approve the election of Dr.
John Scola as Superintendent for a term beginning November 12, 2013, to
June 30, 2018, at an initial salary of $157,000 and with other terms and
conditions as set forth in the Superintendent Employment Agreement
which the President of the Board is hereby authorized to sign (enclosure).
That’s a bump from the $129,000 that Al Moyer would have received in the first year of the contract he signed before leaving for South Middleton schools, but it sounds like a great investment. My personal view (not that of an incoming school board member, but just me as a parent and taxpayer) is that Hanover found the right guy. From board members to teachers, I have heard great things about his dealings in many areas.
I met John briefly when I volunteered at an middle school event, and he seemed engaging and very curious about life in hanover. I have seen many good changes recently in the district and think this continues that trend.