The Pittston Area School Board voted 7-2 to hire Christy Savokinas as the new director of technology and online learning coordinator during Tuesday’s regular board meeting.
Board members Robert Linskey and Marilyn Starna voted against, while Kent Bratlee, John Donahue, Richard Gorzkowski, Anthony Guariglia, Joseph Kelly, Bruce Knick and Charles Sciandra voted in favor.
While Savokinas’ credentials were not called into question by any of the board members, Linskey and Starna took issue with the hiring process itself.
Before the vote to hire Savokinas, the board voted to amend the title of the position from technology integrator/online learning coordinator to director of technology and online learning coordinator. That vote broke down along the same lines.