Tuscarora school district gets new superintendent

June 04, 1999|By RICHARD F. BELISLE

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania educator has been hired to replace Ted F. Rabold as superintendent of the Tuscarora School District, Rabold said Friday.

William T. Konzal, superintendent of the Iroquois School District near Erie, will succeed Rabold who is retiring June 30 after working 20 years in the district, including 17 years as superintendent.

Konzal could not be reached for comment Friday. He will be paid $78,000 annually, Rabold said. Rabold's annual salary is $81,500.

The district has six schools and 2,700 students.

Konzal was selected from a field of 11 applicants. The Tuscarora School Board paid the Pennsylvania School Board Association $5,000 to conduct a search for Rabold's replacement.


The agency advises school districts across the state in recruiting professionals, Rabold said. There are 501 school districts in Pennsylvania.

The association screened the applicants and recommended five for interviews. The board brought three back for second interviews, which included building tours and meetings with faculty and administrators. The finalists also sat through one-hour public forums, Rabold said.

Konzal reports to work on Aug. 1. Richard Lipella, business manager for the district, will serve as acting superintendent in July.

Rabold said he and Frisco W. Short of Chambersburg, Pa., are starting a business that retrains laid-off workers for jobs in the printing and graphic arts industries. The state will pay the tuition for the students, Rabold said.

Classes for 15 students at a time will be held at the Franklin County Career Technology Center in Chambersburg, Rabold said.

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