Trent Bocan was head of a Northumberland County school district.
...Trent D. Bocan, superintendent in Line Mountain since August 2002, was hired on a 7-1 vote to replace Superintendent Robert Klucharich, who retired in March.
will be paid $98,000 to start - $8,158 a year more than the $89,842 Klucharich was paid in his last year.
In addition, Nalesnik said, the contract gives Bocan
25 sick days, 25 vacation days and three personal days - a total of 53 paid days off - a year, does not have a health insurance co-pay and fully reimburses him for tuition.
...Bocan indicated on his application that he is pursuing a doctoral degree.
...After the vote, Bocan said it is "an honor to join Lehighton Area School District" and that he is excited to do so.He
family want "to become a big part of the community, so you'll see us."
Yackera said the board believes Bocan
"will raise the bar for education in Lehighton and correct some deficiencies" in personnel, policy, leadership, communication and "structure and accountability in our schools."
After the meeting, Bocan
is actively looking for a home in the district so he
wife, and their four children - ages 5 to 10 - can "get out here ASAP."
In the 16 years Klucharich worked in the district, he
lived in Kutztown, 35 miles away.
"I really want to immerse them in the district," Bocan
said in Line Mountain, all his
children attended the same school building, but his
oldest daughter will attend middle school in Lehighton.Bocan's application says that before becoming head of Line Mountain, he was assistant principal/dean of students at Troy Area High School in Bradford County 1997-98 and principal of Mansfield Junior-Senior High School in Tioga County 1998-2002.