Published on May 06, 2022 at 11:55 am
The Weatherly Area School Board learned at its April 6 meeting that WASB Business Manager and Board Secretary Dominic (Nick) Bellucci Jr. will move to a new position as Business Manager closer to home. . His last day of employment with Weatherly Area will be May 20.
Bellucci was hired at the Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center in the City of Reading. It begins work on May 23. The RMCTC serves over 1,200 students and has a budget of over $11.3 million.
“I really enjoyed my time here,” Bellucci said in a phone interview. “The staff and board (here) are phenomenal” and he has had many good relationships. He explained that he had an hour and 10 minute commute from his home to Weatherly. The journey to his new job will be a third of that.
Bellucci was hired by the Weatherly School Board in June 2021.
The district advertises the position.
Superintendent Daniel Malloy recommended and the board approved the agreement between Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 and the Weatherly Area School District for special education services during the 2022-2023 school year. The board approved the second reading of revised finance policies – purchases by tender/quote, budgeted purchases and an updated procurement procedure for federal programs.
The Superintendent recommended approving the agreements between WASB and Thomas J. Major as a full-time School Police Officer, and William Bartel as a part-time School Police Officer from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 , the same officers as this school year. Bartel also coaches the high school women’s softball and soccer teams. This was done unanimously, as was the approval of the Dual Enrollment Agreement between the District and Lehigh Carbon Community College from August 1, 2022 through July 31, 2025, and the Middle Unit Facilities Plan of Lehigh Carbon for 2022-2023.
Commercial Director Bellucci recommended that the board approve the contract for The Nutrition Group for the next school year. He predicts a loss of $5,049 with lunch and breakfast prices remaining the same. It was explained that the loss would be offset by sales per item. He also recommended that the board approve The Nutrition Group’s budget for the 2022-2023 school year. The Board of Directors also approved them unanimously.
In other matters, the district administration was praised by auditor Ed Ebling of Jones & Company, who presented the 2021 audit at the April 6 meeting. He said the district numbers were excellent.
The athletic committee is still awaiting feedback from Quad3 engineers for their recommendations on water harvesting issues on and around the fields west of the el. It was reported at the April 13 meeting that ducks were swimming in a pool that formed on the football pitch this week.
The Transport and Property Committee reports that paving contractor Umbriac will return at the end of this month to complete work, including repairing joints in new paving which cracked over the winter.