Greater Nanticoke Area board president steps down

By Mark Guydish - [email protected] | August 11th, 2017 8:05 pm

NANTICOKE — Greater Nanticoke Area School Board President Ryan Verazin has resigned, citing a new job as executive director of the Nanticoke Housing Authority.

The board this week voted to appoint member Len Olzinski as president.

Under state law, the board has 30 days to appoint someone to fill Verazin’s seat. If the board cannot agree on a replacement, the choice would be turned over to a Luzerne County judge.

District solicitor Vito DeLuca said the board will advertise to seek candidates interested in the job.

The next regular board meeting is set for Sept. 14, which is more than 30 days.

If necessary, the board will move up the meeting or schedule a special session to vote on Verazin’s replacement.

Verazin was elected to the board in 2009 and became president in 2013. His tenure as president covered some high-profile moves, including replacing long-time Superintendent Anthony Perrone with current Superintendent Ron Grevera; removing Perrone’s name from the campus parking lot; and launching the expansion and renovation of Kennedy Elementary, converting it to the Kennedy Early Childhood Center.

By Mark Guydish

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