School Resource Officer Richard Nothstein gave a presentation to the Salisbury Township School Board at its Aug. 7 operations committee meeting.
Nothstein, who is entering his fourth year as the district's resource officer, said he received 379 calls during the past school year. During his first year on the job he received about 300 calls and 338 the following year.
From the 379 calls made during the 2012-2013 school year came 103 arrests. A majority of the arrests were for truancy.
LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Collective bargaining agreement reached with Lehigh County Deputy Sheriffs Association
The Lehigh County Commissioners unanimously approved the collective bargaining agreement between Lehigh County and the Lehigh County Deputy Sheriffs Association at its July 24 meeting and the county will still be collecting the union's dues.
The Lehigh County Commissioners do not want the county to collect union dues for the Deputy Sheriffs Association.
In a 7-2 vote at the July 10 board of commissioners meeting, the commissioners directed the county administration to renegotiate the part of the new collective bargaining agreement that requires the county to collect the union dues.
The administration will have two weeks to renegotiate with the Deputy Sheriffs Association before the contract comes up for final passage at the July 24 commissioners meeting.
The Lehigh County Commissioners voted against a tax increment financing plan for the proposed Hamilton Crossings shopping center at its June 26 meeting.
In a 6-3 vote, Commissioners Michael Schware, Scott Ott, Vic Mazziotti, Brad Osborne, Lisa Scheller and Daniel McCarthy voted against the TIF. Commissioners Percy Dougherty, David Jones and Thomas Creighton voted in favor of the TIF.
The Salisbury Township School Board approved a 2.5 percent tax increase for the 2013-2014 school year at its June 19 meeting.
The board was originally slated to approve a 2.2 percent tax increase, but uncertainty over payments from two organizations caused the board to bump up the increase to 2.5 percent.
She had already taught her final class, but after 36 years as an English teacher in the district, Susan Quigg could not retire without giving one last lesson.
"Never finish a sentence with a preposition," Quigg told the school board as she accepted her parting gifts.
Quigg was one of four retiring teachers honored by the Salisbury Township School Board at its June 19 meeting.
Matthew Croslis was appointed Lehigh County Executive by the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners at its June 12 meeting.
Croslis, an attorney, will serve out the remainder of Don Cunningham's term, which expires at the end of this year. Cunningham was initially replaced by Bill Hansell, who stepped down in May due to failing health. Hansell died June 4 after a battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Board President Lisa Scheller held a moment of silence for Hansell before the vote.
The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners deferred a vote on whether to be part of a Tax Increment Financing plan on a proposed strip shopping center in Lower Macungie Township at its June 12 meeting.
Salisbury Township School District Business Administrator Robert Bruchak presented the proposed 2013-2014 food service budget at the operations committee meeting June 5.
Under the proposed plan, lunch prices would remain the same as last school year $2.50 for elementary school students and $2.75 for middle and high school students. Bruchak said $65,000 from the general fund would go to help cover the food service operating costs.
For the second time in as many years, the search is on for a new Lehigh County Executive.
William Hansell resigned May 18 due to failing health and the county commissioners have until July 2 to fill the vacancy.
"First and foremost, our thoughts and hopes and prayers go out to Bill Hansell and his family," County Chairwoman Lisa Scheller said.