Jamestown  (CSi)  The Jamestown Public School Board on Monday unanimously approved an increase for  the posted salary for a network specialist position.

The post was unfilled for 18 months,  despite an hourly wage increase, and Superintendent, Robert Lech said, the vacancy caused large staffing and productivity issues for the  Technology Department.

Lech requested that the position be moved from the support staff wage scale to the non-teaching professionals wage scale with a salary commensurate to the teacher salary base.

Jamestown Public Schools, Technology Director, Mike Armitage,  presented the proposed 2019-2020 District Technology Plan.

The school board unanimously approved plan.

The board also unanimously approved Darby Heinert, a Jamestown High School teacher, to become the James Valley Career and Technology Center/high school assistant principal beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.

Following the Regular meeting, the school board went into Executive Session  discussing negotiation strategies.

The next negotiating session with the Jamestown Education Association is set for  June 27 at 5-p.m. at the Middle School’s Thompson Community Room.

Monday’s meeting was recorded by CSi 10 The Replay Channel with showings starting Tuesday.