SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT
In a unanimous vote Feb. 13, the Salisbury Township School Board approved the 2013-2014 preliminary general fund budget reflecting total expenditures in the amount of $31,788.041.
Superintendent Michael Roth was authorized to apply for all referendum exceptions. Roth said he will continue to look for ways to cut the budget and save money where possible.
Board members Samuel DeFrank, George Gatanis and John Moyer were not in attendance and did not vote on the preliminary budget.
Board President Russell Giordano asked for a moment of silence in memory of Salisbury High School art teacher Scott Atiyeh.
Secretary of the Board Robert Bruchak commented on Governor Tom Corbett's proposed budget which would give an additional $36,206 to Salisbury.
The school calendar was approved for the 2013-2014 school year.
The 2013-2014 Salisbury High School program of studies was also approved.
Salisbury Future Business Leaders of America students were approved for an overnight trip to Hershey April 14 through 17 to participate in a state leadership conference.
Middle and high school twirlers were approved for an overnight trip to Wildwood, N.J. to participate in a championship competition May 2 to 4.
The swimming pool lease agreement for KidsPeace for the 2013-2014 school year was approved subject to the solicitor's approval. Concerns involving damages to the pool were addressed with the solicitor.
Lehigh Valley Storm's use of the stadium February through May was approved.
Salisbury Youth Association Cheer was approved to use the cafeteria and gymnasium at Harry S Truman Elementary School 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 24 for winter cheer awards.
In personnel news, Scott Bonaskiewich resigned as a part-time instructional assistant at Salisbury Middle School to take the job of full-time evening custodian at Salisbury High School.
Jenna Fischer, of Bethlehem was approved as an assistant varsity track coach for the 2012-2013 school year.
Jeffrey Breidinger, of Easton, was approved as an assistant varsity track coach for the 2012-2013 school year.
Adam Mathias, of Mountainville, was approved as an assistant varsity track coach for the 2012-2013 school year.
Mark Kappes, of Allentown, was approved as a fall strength coach for the 2012-2013 school year.
Jason Reinhard, of Macungie, was approved as a winter strength coach for the 2012-2013 school year.
Tyler Tocci, of Bethlehem, was approved as a volunteer assistant varsity baseball coach for the 2012-2013 school year.
The Lehigh Carbon Community College 2013-2014 budget was approved in the amount of $6,490,157. Salisbury's portion of the budget is $232,328.
The next curriculum and technology meeting is 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Western Salisbury Elementary School.
The next operations meeting is 7 p.m. March 6 at the administration building.
The next regular school board meeting is 7 p.m. March 13 at the administration building.