ONTONAGON - Ontonagon Area Schools head teacher Jim Bobula has been named principal of the district beginning this month.
At the OAS Board of Education meeting Tuesday evening, the board agreed to hire Bobula to move into the position of principal after the board received a resignation from current principal John Shiner, who is taking a job in Manistique.
"The superintendent recommends that the board hire Mr. Jim Bobula as K-12 principal for the 2012-13 school year with a two-year extension to be enacted by March 31, 2013, if Mr. Bobula is successful in this position," said Gray Webber, superintendent.
Bobula will be contracted for 205 days and will earn a starting salary of $70,000. He is also interested in the athletic director position.
Bobula's teaching duties will be distributed among the staff as one part-time teacher will be offered an increase by one hour. That individual is certified to teach Bobula's class. Previously, he had three hours with classroom instruction, three hours of head teacher duties and an hour of prep time as head teacher.
"The (part-time teacher) hasn't been notified yet because this action has to take place first," Webber said. "That person has openly requested more hours on the schedule."
The board also agreed to post a part-time vice principal position.
In other news, the board:
set the regular meeting for 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month.
designated official publishers to be the Ironwood Daily Globe, Ontonagon Herald or The Daily Mining Gazette.
agreed on bank account authorizations.
discussed board seats for the November election.
adopted the current policy book.