SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa. | Showing up paid off for seven Lehigh Career & Technical Institute staffers who didn’t miss a single day of work during the 2018-19 school year.
On Wednesday (June 28), LCTI’s Joint Operating Committee thanked the school employees for their dedication with certificates of recognition and cash awards totaling $2,325.
This marks the 20th consecutive year that information technology programmer Paul Lichty hasn’t missed a day of work. He received $550 — the maximum award for staffers with perfect attendance spanning a decade or more. Lichty joined LCTI’s staff in April 1988.
Auto Body/Collision Repair Technology teacher Carey Troxell has an unblemished attendance record dating back five years and was awarded $400 for it. It’s been three years since accounts payable clerk Karin Stark took an unscheduled day off and two years for school counselor Regina Naradko. They received $325 and $300, respectively.
Commercial Photography/Electronic Imaging teacher David Aretz, Emerging Health Professionals teacher Veronica DeBlois and Web Design/Web Programming teacher Joseph Peregrin each earned $250 for one year of perfect attendance.
In order to qualify for the perfect attendance award, staffers must have no absences for sick days, personal days, emergency days or disciplinary action. Bereavement, jury duty and approved military service are exempt from the “no absences” requirement.