Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Nina Zetty, the former superintendent, left the district in November.
The Peters Township Board of School Directors last night voted to appoint the Chester County Intermediate Unit under the direction of Executive Director Dr. Joseph O’Brien to oversee the district’s superintendent search. Under the terms of the agreement, O’Brien will work in collaboration with Charles Mahoney, Executive Director of Intermediate Unit 1, to complete the search. Other superintendent searches overseen by O’Brien and the Chester County team are: Garnet Valley School District, Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, Owen J. Roberts School District and the Radnor Township School District. “This team of Dr. O’Brien and Mr. Mahoney is a great combination for Peters Township,” said Acting Superintendent Joseph Dimperio. “We gain the…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Current Superintendent Nina Zetty is heading to Gateway School District.
Peters Township School Board appointed Dr. Joseph C. Dimperio as acting superintendent at its Monday night meeting. The move came after the board officially accepted the resignation of current Superintendent Nina Zetty. Zetty's last official day on the job will be Nov. 21. She's leaving to become superintendent of the Gateway School District in Monroeville. Zetty said this is the right time to leave Peters Township and move on to a new challenge. "When you look at where we are in the district right now educationally, we're doing very well and there's a great plan to move it forward. Economically, we're in great shape. We balanced the budget last year. As far as construction is concerned, we have some plans for maintenance. So …
Monday, October 15, 2012
The current superintendent's last day is Nov. 30, 2012.
The Peters Township School Board appointed Dr. Joseph Dimperio Monday night as acting superintendent for up to one year. Dr. Nina Zetty's last day as superintendent is Nov. 30, 2012. This is not the first time Dimperio has been picked to be the district's acting superintendent. The former West Mifflin School District superintendent was also chosen to run the district in March 2008, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Gateway School District in Monroeville hired Zetty to be its new superintendent last month. Look for more details on Peters Patch Tuesday morning.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Zetty is expected to begin her tenure with Gateway School District after she is released from her duties at Peters Township School District.
Peters Township School District's superintendent, Nina Zetty, has been named the new superintendent of Gateway School District. The Gateway Board of Directors hired Zetty at their school board meeting on Wednesday night. The directors gave Zetty a unanimous 9-0 vote. Zetty has been the superintendent of Peters Township School District since 2008. Prior to that she served as the district's assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and assessment—starting in 2006. She also served as Bentworth High School principal in 1998 before being promoted four years later to assistant to the superintendent of Bentworth School District, also located in Washington County. Zetty was also the instructional principal at Keystone Oaks High School …
Monday, September 24, 2012
The Gateway school board will vote to approve Nina Zetty's hiring during its Wednesday meeting.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Peters Township police Chief Harry Fruecht introduced new School Resource Officer Jim Stevick—and discussed the potential program—to parents Thursday.
Peters police Chief Harry Fruecht visited Peters Township High School Thursday to speak at the final Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) meeting of the year. He addressed recent concerns and questions about the placement of a school resource officer in April. Officer Jim Stevick has been working at the school daily since mid-April. For now, the potential program isn’t full-time. But, the school board and police department hope to go that route. “It’s evolving,” Stevick said about his typical day. “Initially, it was presence. I’m just trying to get a program working—enhancing it week by week. I’m finding more and more things to do.” The idea of a police officer patrolling the hallways of PTHS has been tossed around for the last four …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Peters Township police Chief Harry Fruecht told the media Wednesday 'there is nothing new that warrants an investigation.'
A press conference was called to order Wednesday afternoon regarding the recently-opened investigation on allegations against Peters Township High School head football coach Rich Piccinini. Peters Township police chief Harry Fruecht told the media his department interviewed seven people who came forward and that his staff has "failed to produce new information that warrants the investigation to continue." He said one parent and six students came forward, but wouldn't disclose the exact number of people his department interviewed. Superintendent Nina Zetty thanked the Peters police for their efforts in the investigation. "We know that they share our concern for the safety of all students in our community," she said. "With the results of …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Peters Township police Chief Harry Fruecht said his department needs time to sort through materials regarding accusations made against high school head football coach Rich Piccinini.
Peters police are investigating the Peters Township High School football program after receiving a complaint Wednesday from the county's Children and Youth Services Department. Police Chief Harry Fruecht launched the investigation after receiving a complaint from CYS that "an alleged perpetrator is permitting children to play sports with concussions or concussion-like symptoms." "We're reviewing materials, and gathering knowledge and documents to make reason for this investigation," he said. Last week, the Peters Township School Board renewed high school head football coach Rich Piccinini's 2012-13 contract in a 6-3 vote. Parents voiced their concerns at the podium; an email between physical therapist Mark Mortland and Superintendent Nina…
Monday, January 23, 2012
School district officials, Steely McBeam and local government leaders were in attendance on Friday.
Last September, Pleasant Valley Elementary was named a Title I Distinguished School by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and awarded a National Blue Ribbon. Last November, PV principal Mike Fisher and teacher Traci Stunek traveled to Washington, D.C., to receive the building’s award. This past Friday, a celebration was held for students, parents, faculty and staff. Peters Township School Board President Cindy Golembiewski was in attendance, as well as vice president Lori Cuervo, members Bill Merrell and Sandy Gregg, and assistant to the superintendent Patricia Kardambikis. Superintendent Nina Zetty told the students how "humbling and honoring (it is) to see that the nation sees what we've seen all along. "PV is truly a National Blue…
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The Peters Township School Board renewed Coach Rich Piccinini’s 2012-13 contract by a 6-3 vote Tuesday.
It was standing room only at Tuesday’s meeting, as Peters Township High School football players and parents filed into administration chambers to address concerns regarding a contract renewal of head football Coach Rich Piccinini. Few parents spoke at the podium prior to the school board’s 6-3 vote to renew Piccinini’s contract—Sandy Gregg, Bill Merrell and Sue Smith held the opposing votes. A lengthy email exchange, forwarded to Peters Patch—between Mark Mortland of Mortland Physical Therapy and district Superintendent Nina Zetty—circulated to football parents discussing claims of injured players being forced to play and alleged verbal abuse by Piccinini. Mortland, who provides athletic training to the district, wrote, “What I personally …