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Recent Grad Report to be Released Monday Night

Director of School Counseling will report on how Chatham High School's class of 2012 measures up.

Dr. Michael LaSusa will present the annual report on Chatham High School's program of studies and recent graduates at the Board of Education meeting Monday.

Julie Patterson, the director of School Counseling at Chatham High, usually gives the presentation during the Superintendent's Report. The report includes information on how many graduates go to four-year colleges, how many prefer the SATs to the ACTs, and other information on how Chatham High students use the school to prepare for the next phase of their lives.

The 2013-14 program of studies is also up for approval. LaSusa will report on the program of studies during his report to the board.

The board will also begin its first public discussions of the 2013-14 school budget. They will vote on a calendar for approving the budget and on guiding principles for the budget. The discussion will continue in closed session after the meeting.

The board will also vote on a resolution approving the following as spring coaches:

Name Sport Salary Ed Collins Baseball (head coach) $7,319 Jason Isza Baseball (assistant) $5,855 James Ascolese* Baseball (assistant) $5,855 Kevin McPeek Baseball (volunteer)
N/A Todd Ervin* Boys Golf (head coach) $6,343 Dan Chernosky Girls Golf (head coach) $6,343 Anthony Calandra Boys Lacrosse (head coach) $7,319 Robert Glander Boys Lacrosse (assistant) $5,855 Thomas Eller Boys Lacrosse (volunteer) N/A Hilary Renna** Girls Lacrosse (head coach) $7,319 Christine Cavallo* Girls Lacrosse (assistant) $5,855 Meghan Simoni* Girls Lacrosse (assistant) $5,855 Helen McCutcheon Girls Lacrosse (volunteer) N/A Alexis Davies Softball (head coach) $7,319 Dave Shellenhamer* Softball (assistant) $5,855 Chris Mazurkiewicz* Softball (freshman) (assistant) $5,855 Bruce Humphreys* Tennis (head coach) $6,343 James Cai* Tennis (assistant) $3,903 Patrick Barry Boys Track (head coach) $7,319 James Rutzler Boys Track (assistant) $5,855 Julie Ullmeyer* Girls Track (head coach) $7,319 Kelly Bray Girls Track (assistant)

* teacher in the district
**new head coach

Several emergent hires are also on the agenda for approval, though the agenda does not specify what school or subject they will teach. Those names are:

  • James Rees
  • Joseph Ardolino
  • Kevin McPeek (also on the agenda as a volunteer baseball coach)
  • Ilana Kanovsky
  • Timothy Casey

Legal fees of $30,000 for the district are also up for approval. The fees will be paid to the firm of Adams, Sern, Gutierrez & Lattiboudere, LLC, of Newark for their legal services in the 2012-13 school year.

The Board of Education meets at Lafayette Avenue School at 7:30 p.m. Monday. A full copy of the agenda can be found in the Photos & Documents section of this article.


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