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PENNS MANOR: School board moves to hire new supervisor

by on December 20, 2013 10:50 AM

KENWOOD — The Penns Manor Area school board moved to hire a new supervisor of buildings and grounds at a special meeting Thursday.

School directors voted in favor of a candidate, who will remain unidentified until he decides to accept the job offer.

The position pays $53,000 and is expected to be filled by mid-January, according to Penns Manor Area Business Manager David Kudlawiec.

The person who takes the lead maintenance role will replace former building and grounds supervisor Robert Grumbling, who died in October, Kudlawiec said.

A 26-year veteran of the district, Grumbling started at Penns Manor as a maintenance worker. Seven years ago, he took the post as supervisor of buildings and grounds.

Nearly 30 individuals applied for the job when it was posted in the early half of November, according to Kudlawiec.

As supervisor of buildings and grounds, the selected candidate will oversee about 10 staff, as well as the upkeep of Penns Manor’s 16-acre campus, including its elementary and high school buildings, the facility’s roads, athletic fields and gymnasiums, and the district’s sewage treatment plant and well.

“Everything from leaks, to lights (burned) out, to boiler repairs, you name it,” Kudlawiec said today of the job responsibilities. “You have to be a jack-of-all-trades in this position.”

In other business, school directors hired Michael Huff as boys’ basketball junior varsity coach at $4,438.87 per year and Steve Morfenski as boys’ basketball junior high assistant coach 1 at $2,663.32.

Julie E. Martin is a staff writer for the Indiana Gazette. Among her assignments are coverage of the Apollo-Ridge School and Penns Manor Area school districts and also White Township.
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