There’s a new man in charge at Upper Bucks County Technical School in Bedminster. John Sweda will succeed Bernard Wagenseller, who had been the school’s top administrator the last six years.
The school — which draws students from the Quakertown Community, Pennridge and Palisades school districts — recently named John Sweda its new executive director. He succeeds Bernard Wagenseller, who retired after being the top administrator at UBCTS the last six years.
Sweda agreed to a three-year contract running from July 1 to June 30, 2021 at a starting annual salary $141,312. His salaries in the second and final years of the contract will be 94 and 96 percent of “target” salaries set by the UBCTS Joint Operating Committee.
The committee also has the discretion to give Sweda incentive payments on top of his base salary each year of the contract if he does well enough on performance evaluations.
Before accepting the job at UBCTS, Sweda had been principal the last four years at the Schuylkill Technology Centers-Frackville (North) campus, Schuylkill County. He has been a vocational instructor at various schools in Pennsylvania during his career.
Upper Bucks Technical is one of three vocational-technical public schools in Bucks County, along with Bucks County Technical High School in Bristol Township and Middle Bucks Institute of Technology in Warwick.
The Upper Bucks school had an enrollment of 740 during the recently-concluded school year, with students spending a half-day at UBCTS for vocational programs and a half-day at their home school district high schools for academic courses.
Jul 5, 2018