Roof replacement work at schools upcoming

A new guidance counselor position, gym renovations, playground work, paving bids and personnel matters were just some of the topics discussed during a recent St. Marys Area School District board of directors meeting.The district is advertising for a guidance counselor position with K-12 certification with the building to be determined."Guidance counselors do a lot more than career counseling anymore," SMASD Superintendent Ann Kearney said. Kearney initially wanted to hire a social worker noting some school districts are going that route. However, after discussing the hire with the district's administrative team they recommended a guidance counselor would work better.Currently the district's guidance counselors are inundated with requests for student services.The administration will determine what school the new guidance counselor would be the best fit.