In a special meeting held at the Thomas Jefferson Middle School auditorium on August 9, the Lodi School Board approved the Emergency Virtual or Remote Instruction Plan for the 2023-2024 academic year. The session, presided over by Board President Nancy Cardone, also saw the approval of several personnel actions, including staff renewals and appointments for the coming school year.
The emergency instruction plan was approved unanimously, with all board members present voting in favor.
The board approved the renewal of non-tenured certified staff for the 2023-2024 academic year, based on recommendations from Acting Superintendent of Schools Frank D’Amico. Among the renewals was Antonio Gaetano, set to continue as a General Carpentry/Italian Teacher at Lodi High School with an annual salary of $81,287.
Approval was also granted for the appointment of several substitute teachers and non-certificated staff for the district, including special education aides, at different schools. The newly appointed aides will have a daily schedule of 5.5 hours across five days a week, earning an annual salary of $24,492, effective from September 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024.
The board further resolved to approve extra-curricular assignments at Lodi High School for the upcoming school year. Positions include advisors for the National Honor Society and the Senior Class, as well as assistant coaches for cheerleading and girls soccer, with stipends ranging from $1,810 to $7,320.
After board comments, the session adjourned at 6:51 pm.