Richard Reid, Pettisville High School Spanish teacher for the past 21 years, will retire at the end of the school year.
That news was given to the Pettisville School Board during its Monday, April 11 meeting.
In addition to his regular classroom work, Reid led students on 11 trips to Spain, Mexico and Peru, and developed fundraisers that helped students finance the trips.
Records show that during his time at Pettisville he led students as they made and sold 69,427 pizzas and 288,956 enchiladas, raising $678,200 to help pay for the travel to Spanish-speaking countries.
He was honored as the Franklin B. Walter teacher seven times.
Reid serves as the advisor to the Pettisville chapter of the National Honor Society.
The board approved offering contracts to several teachers and support staff.
Luann Bacon, John Poulson, and Charles Nafziger were offered one-year contracts under retire-rehire provisions.
Under retire-rehire, an employee can officially “retire,” draw their pensions through the State Teachers Retirement System, and then be rehired by the school district.
Amanda Wyman and Ryan Briley also were offered one-year contracts. Briley’s contract was approved pending his achieving licensure to teach in his position.
Kathryn Henry and Amy Neiling were approved for three-year contracts.
Support staff contracts were approved for Barbara Stuckey, Cindy Rupp, and Deb Herring.–D.J. Neuenschwander