Eight teachers with a combined 233 years of service to the Frontier Central School District will retire effective July 1 after the district offered them a financial incentive.
The retirements of the higher-paid veteran teachers resulted in savings of $220,000 and allowed the district to restore 5.6 teachings positions that otherwise would have been lost as a result of the district's budget problems, Superintendent Robert S. Guiffreda said following a meeting of the School Board on Tuesday night, when the retirements were approved.
The incentive involved the district's paying $20,000 of each retiree's health insurance premiums over a period of the retiree's choosing and cashing in unused sick days.
The teachers and their years of service are: Paul D. Hickey, social studies, 31 years; Christine Rybczynski, third grade, 33 years; Anita Metzger, art, 32 years;
Janette Neumeister, counselor, nine years; Loretta Malek, second grade, 20 years; Dennis Bailey, business, 36 years; Carolyn Jolley, music, 40 years; and
Robert Kyser, technology, 32 years.
The board also re-elected Janet MacGregor Plarr as its representative on Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services for a three-year term.
It also approved George Santoro as secondary summer school program director at a salary of $6,941 and Stephen Stamer as summer school dean of attendance at a salary of $6,775. Both appointments are from July 1 to Aug. 26.