Pine Valley BOE Elects New President, Adds Members

SOUTH DAYTON – The Pine Valley Board of Education has had some changes in leadership.

The board recently elected a new president, swore in new members and an administrator in charge was named.

Newly elected board members Rex Butcher, Angelo Graziano and Steve Raiport and student board member Danielle Bennett all took the oath of office recently. Butcher was also elected board of education president while Larry Zollinger was elected as vice president.

With the resignation of Pete Morgante, district superintendent, the district will search for a new superintendent and will name an interim superintendent during the search process. While Morgante still holds the position until Thursday, he is utilizing vacation time. David O’Rourke, BOCES superintendent, suggested the district appoint an administrator in charge until an interim superintendent is found. The board of education approved Scott Burdick, elementary principal, to fill this role.

“Since Pete is still our superintendent but not physically here, we need a point person,” said Debbie Hooker, district clerk.