Brockway, PA – The Brockway Area School District Board handled some personnel issues and worked against the area’s mold problem during the board’s meeting Tuesday night.

The board accepted the retirement of teacher Kathy Knepp.  Knepp will retire at the end of the school year, capping off a 25-year career with Brockway which included getting the school’s cyber program off the ground.  Superintendent Jeff Vizza said that she was a great teacher who would be missed.

The board also hired Tracy Repiscak as a cafeteria worker and named Vanessa Olivio, Laura Starr, and Mary Beth Yahner as Title I Program Teachers.  On the recommendation of girls’ head basketball coach Dick Esposito, the board hired Kevin Carnahan as an assistant varsity coach and Steve Buttery as the junior varsity head coach.  Cory Schmader will work with Esposito and Buttery on the elementary team.

The district brought in Gary Miller, an environmental consultant, to take a look at the schools to see how they handled mold.  As mold is a big deal in surrounding school districts, Vizza decided that it was a good idea to be proactive.

Hear Vizza discuss how Brockway is avoiding a mold problem below.