RESOLUTION AMENDING A RESOLUTION OF THIS BOARD, DATED MARCH 13, 2013, BY STRIKING FROM THE SAME PARAGRAPH 3 APPOINTING CATHERINE

M. DUSMAN AS DIRECTOR OF EARLY CHILDHHOOD EDUCATION WITH FOCUS ON GRADES PRE-K THROUGH 2, EFFECTIVE AUGUST 26,2013. WHEREAS, the District has invested heavily in early childhood education and has seen a significant return on its investment in the form of increased proficiency in reading and writing; and, WHEREAS, on March 13, 2013, in furtherance of its goal of maintaining progress in grades Pre-K through 2nd, the District announced the creation of a new Early Childhood Education Initiative ("Initiative") to address the growing educational needs of our youngest students; and, WHEREAS, the Board created the position of Director of Early Childhood Education with focus on grades Pre-K through 2nd with the intention of providing leadership for the new Initiative and improving the program of early intervention and ongoing service to the targeted group of children; and, WHEREAS, by resolution approved on March 13, 2013 ("resolution"), the Board appointed Dusman as Director of Early Childhood Education with focus on grades Pre-K through 2 ("Director"), commencing on August 26, 2013; and, WHEREAS, on June 3, 2013, Dusman rejected the District's offer of continued employment as Director by instituting an action in mandamus against the District in the Court of Common Pleas of the 39th Judicial District, Franklin County Branch, in which lawsuit she sought immediate reinstatement to the position of Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education; and, WHEREAS, the Board of School Directors believes that, as a result of Dusman's rejection of her appointment as Director of Early Childhood Education with focus on grades PreK through 2 as evidenced by the filing of the aforementioned lawsuit, it is in the best interests of the Initiative and District that the resolution be amended so as to strike out, in its entirety, paragraph 3 contained therein so that the District can proceed to identify and employ a Director prior to the start of the 2013-2014 school year. NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby RESOLVED as follows:
1. Paragraph 3 ofthe resolution is hereby stricken.

2. In all other respects, the resolution is ratified and confirmed.

3. The Secretary of this Board is authorized and directed to provide Dusman with a certified copy of the instant resolution. I certify that the foregoing resolution was adopted at a meeting of the Board of School Directors of Chambersburg Area School District, duly advertised and convened in accordance with law, on the 19th day of June, 2013.

Crystal Ellgass, Board Secretary

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