Marie Palano will take over as temporary principal at Evans City Middle School in the Seneca Valley School District.
The school board during Monday's meeting approved her appointment and a $1,000 stipend. She will replace Sandra Krivak-Fowler, who has taken a leave of absence for health reasons.
Ms. Palano, of Cranberry, begins work Tuesday. She has been assistant principal at Seneca Valley Middle School since November; no one has been appointed to take that position in her absence.
Correction, posted Aug. 13, 2013: Sandra Krivak-Fowler's leave of absence is for an undetermined length of time.
Laure Cioffi, freelance writer: email@example.com