Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

THE SOUTH AT A GLANCE [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

THE SOUTH AT A GLANCE [Derived Headline]

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JEFFERSON HILLS - Christopher Sefcheck will be the new principal of Thomas Jefferson High School.

He was hired last week after a 5-4 vote by the West Jefferson Hills school board.

Voting against the hire at a special board meeting July 2 were members Carolyn Bourgeois, Alan Caponi, John Hosmer and President Anthony Angotti.

In a prepared statement, Mr. Angotti said, "Legal reasons and privacy matters prevent us from publicly discussing the interviewing process. Personal preferences on the candidates presented to the board do not suggest Mr. Sefcheck is not qualified."

Mr. Sefcheck will probably start Aug. 1 at a prorated annual salary of $90,000. He will replace Timothy Haselhoff, who retired June 30 after seven years as principal and a total of 34 years in education.

The board also approved the employment of Mr. Haselhoff for transition services for the month of July. He will be hired on an as-needed basis at a current per diem salary of $429.

Mr. Sefcheck, 45, will resign as principal at Frazier High School in Perryopolis, Fayette County, a position he has filled since 2011. He holds both a principal's certification and a superintendent's letter of eligibility from California University of Pennsylvania.

He previously taught biology at high schools in Las Vegas and in the Laurel Highlands School District in Uniontown.

West Jefferson Hills received more than 200 applications for the positions of high school principal and middle school assistant principal.

The middle school post was filled last month by Adam Zunic, a district middle school social studies teacher, at an annual salary of $70,000.


MT. LEBANON - Craft beers from the region will be offered at Mt. Lebanon Public Library's fifth annual Beer Garden Bash, a fundraiser set for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 23.

The library-courtyard event, sponsored by the Friends of the Mt. Lebanon Library, will feature more than a dozen ales, lagers, ciders and artisanal soft drinks, along with a picnic supper and steel drum music.

A limited number of tickets go on sale Monday at the library's front desk for $30. Tickets will not be sold on day of the event, which is open to those older than 21.

Details: 412 417 5415 or


GREEN TREE - Council on Monday unanimously approved the upgrading of its flood plain ordinance, which sets requirements for construction, grading and development in flood plain areas. The passage of the ordinance is expected to help those residents living in flood plains obtain flood insurance, council members indicated.

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Council unanimously approved an intermunicipal agreement with Scott to lower the Glencoe Avenue/Bell Avenue roadway, which will provide for basic grading and the application of tar and chips. …

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