Oswego hires new transportation director

A new Oswego City School District Transportation Supervisor was appointed during the special Jan. 27 meeting of the board of education.

Johnnie Pierce will commence his duties on March 3 with a salary of $74,000.

Currently he is serving as the Transportation Supervisor of the Genesee Valley Central School District and previously held transportation positions at Lyme and Morristown Central School Districts.

He also worked for Laidlaw Transportation in servicing the Indian River Central School District.

Pierce is a U.S. Army veteran who was stationed at Fort Drum where he was a heavy wheeled vehicle mechanic.

He replaced William Myer who left the position at the end of 2013.

The board also decided intramurals will return to the five elementary schools in the district as funding was approved for intramural supervisors.

The programs will consist of intramurals two days per week.

The board also appointed an audit committee for the remainder of the current school year.

The Oswego school board finance committee members, Kathleen Allen, John Dunsmoor and Samuel Tripp, will serve as the audit committee.

Also approved during the special meeting was the appointment of Dennis Pawlikowski as a modified assistant wrestling coach and the contract for an AmeriCorps member in the amount of $845 for Frederick Leighton Elementary School.

The next meeting for the board of education will be on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 5 p.m. for the committee meetings.

This session will be conducted in the Oswego High School Anthony J. Murabito Media Center and is an opportunity for community feedback for resolutions that could be placed on the Feb. 25 regular meeting agenda.

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