SMASD to hire search firm

In a 4-2 vote the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved a motion to utilize the Pa. School Boards Association (PSBA) Executive Search Program for a new superintendent at a cost of $10,500. This action follows last week's announcement that current Superintendent Ann Kearney will retire at the conclusion of this school year. Board members Bert Sorg and Bryan Chiappelli cast opposing votes.