CATAWISSA RR - President Mike Yeager and Vice President Charlie Porter remained in their Southern Columbia Area School Board positions following the re-organizational meeting Tuesday night at the district office.

During the meeting, Yeager temporarily relinquished his title to Director Timothy Vought before being re-nominated and unanimously approved by the seven members of the board to be president again.

District Secretary Tresa Britch swore in incoming member Joseph Klebon and re-elected members Gail Zambor Schuerch, Yeager and Porter.

Porter was also nominated and unanimously approved back into his position as vice president.

After the votes, Porter complimented Yeager for his time with the district and his ability to run cohesive meetings.

"Your service is appreciated," he said.

Superintendent Paul Caputo also recognized Porter's service to the board by presenting him with an Pennsylvania School Board Association (PSBA) award for his 16 years of service.

"It's quite remarkable," Caputo said.

Klebon was designated the PSBA liaison for 2014 and Yeager was appointed a representative on the Columbia-Montour Area Vocational-Technical School Joint Operating Committee for three years.

No school board members were appointed to any committees Tuesday night.

The board also approved the following dates as regularly scheduled meetings in 2014: Jan. 13 and 20, Feb. 10 and 17, March 10 and 17, April 14 and 22, May 12 and 19, June 9 and 16, July 21, Aug. 11 and 18, Sept. 8 and 15, Oct. 13 and 20 and Nov. 10 and 17 and Dec. 3.

In other business

The board:

- Is considering what district resources it will take to allow student cheerleaders to participate in competitions.

- Increased the annual salary of Jennifer Snyder, director of special education, from $71,090.60 to $75,000 for assuming extra duties in the nursing department.

- Announced the rescheduling of the next contract negotiation meeting with the teachers union from Dec. 9 to Jan. 21.