New Kensington-Arnold pays music trainer experiencing legal prices for past function

A New Kensington-Arnold audio teacher billed in two circumstances of sending inappropriate text messages to students is staying paid out for past do the job at the faculty district.

Sean O’Neil, 34, has been on leave without having shell out from the district considering the fact that spring, Assistant Superintendent Jon Banko mentioned. He did not give a date for when the go away begun.

The university board voted Tuesday to pay O’Neil about $1,900 for his get the job done as demonstrate and concert choir director in the 2019-20 faculty 12 months.

New Kensington police charged O’Neil initially in April and then once more in May. In the two scenarios, law enforcement accused O’Neil of sending inappropriate text messages, some sexual, to learners in 2020. In the second scenario, he is accused of making some opinions in individual.

Banko said O’Neil’s payment for operate he done through the 2019-20 faculty calendar year was missed then, “presumably owing to the start off of the (covid) pandemic.”

O’Neil was paid out for the 2020-21 university year, Banko stated.

O’Neil, who is free on bond, is scheduled for trial in both equally circumstances on Feb. 10. His attorney, Brian Aston, did not react to requests for comment Thursday.

New Kensington-Arnold Faculty Board named new academics to provide as directors of the live performance and demonstrate choirs.

Greg Sturgill will immediate the live performance choir, even though Nick Smith will immediate the exhibit choir. Each and every will be compensated $934 for the supplemental positions.

Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Critique workers writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, [email protected] or through Twitter .