James “Jim” Deegan has been the acting principal for the school for the past four months-plus, since shortly after the resignation of former middle school principal Ken Napaver became effective Nov. 30. On Tuesday, however, Deegan accepted the job on a permanent basis.
Saucon Valley School District will have a new assistant superintendent, after the school board Tuesday approved hiring Dr. Kristine Rosenberger to take over that role, effective upon her release from her current employer.
It appears likely that another high-level administrator in the Saucon Valley School District will soon be leaving the district. Over the past two years or so, at least six administrators have left the district.
A parent strongly criticized the Saucon Valley School Board and the district’s administration for their recent communication–or alleged lack thereof–with parents and students Tuesday, as well as the direction in which the district is heading.
Lower Saucon Township Council voted 3-1 Monday to approve three percent raises for township adminsitrators and department heads. Under the agreement, the new salaries will be as follows:
Township Manager – $90,431
Assistant Township Manager – $64,490
Police Chief – $89,603
Finance Director – $58,382
Public Works Director – $65,653
Zoning Officer – $70,369
Administrative Assistant – $39,315
Councilwoman Priscilla deLeon, who voted against the increases, requested from Cahalan that a chart with information about what all township employees earn–with benefit costs included–be provided to council. Township resident Gene Boyer called the raises “very generous” and questioned why the township’s so-called “non-uniformed employees,” such as office clerks, aren’t also receiving three percent raises. Cahalan explained that those employees are covered by a union contract that is currently being renegotiated. The police (“uniformed employees”) are covered by a different contract.