The Elk Lake School board of directors appointed Ken Cuomo as superintendent of schools at a special board meeting Wednesday night (March 5).

The special meeting was held along with the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center meeting, which was scheduled for that night.

Cuomo was named as superintendent at the December meeting, but his contract was prepared and his appointment approved by board vote on March 5.

Presently the elementary school principal, Cuomo was senior high principal for more than 20 years.

In other business, a new business director was appointed to replace Kim Hollister, who is retiring. Jeannie Rogers, who has been serving as SCCTC school board secretary, was hired as business director.

At the SCCTC board meeting, the box truck used for the building trades students to transport tools to the student built house site was discussed. The current box truck didn’t work out well, and was larger than what the program required.

The board approved the sale of the truck to the Northern Tier Technology Center for $5,000.

Bids also were accepted for a number of items from various vendors for SCCTC programs.

Transportation employees for the career center, which are not members of the union to which Elk Lake drivers belong, received 40 cent per hour raises for CDL drivers, and 30 cent per hour raises for non-CDL drivers.

A Future Business Leaders of America reimbursement to the Elk Lake School District was approved for SCCTC students.