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Bilbo hired as principal at Waynesboro school

August 11, 2005|by RICHARD F. BELISLE

waynesboro@herald-mail.com

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The principal at Eastern York High School near York, Pa., has been hired as principal at Waynesboro Area Senior High School, the president of the Waynesboro School Board said Wednesday.

Jon Bilbo will assume the principal job within 60 days, Larry Glenn said.

According to Glenn, Pennsylvania school law allows a school board to keep an administrator on the job for 60 days after an accepted resignation for continuity, provided they are moving to a district within the state.

Bilbo replaces Jami Verderosa, who left to take job in Georgia after serving as principal for three years, Glenn said.

Bilbo will be paid $88,700 per year in Waynesboro, Glenn said.

More than 10 candidates applied for the job, Glenn said. Bilbo was selected because of his leadership, self-confidence, work ethic and integrity, Glenn said.

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Little could be learned of Bilbo's background and experience. He did not return repeated phone calls Wednesday, either from his office or his home.

Glenn said Bilbo is a retired Army lieutenant colonel who served with the military police.

The Waynesboro school board this week also promoted Stephanie States, who was hired as an assistant principal in March, to first vice principal at the high school, a newly created position, Glenn said. States also will serve as acting principal until Bilbo takes over.

There still is an assistant principal's vacancy open, Glenn said. The board will begin interviews for that position next week, he said.

Tod Kline, an assistant principal at the high school for five years, resigned this summer to become principal at Chambersburg (Pa.) Area Middle School.

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