Salisbury Press

Sunday, June 16, 2019

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Class of 2019 honored at graduation June 4

One hundred twenty six students walked across the stage at Allentown Symphony Hall June 4 to celebrate their graduation from Salisbury High School.

The Salisbury High School Falcon Band and Chorus performed during the ceremony.

Family members anxiously awaited catching a glimpse of their graduate as the students processed down the aisles to the stage to “Pomp and Circumstance” by Elgar.

Salisbury High School Principal Heather Morningstar welcomed everyone to the graduation and all rose to the playing of “The Star Spangled Banner.”

STSD

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Budget talks continue

At the May 6 operations committee meeting, administrators detailed additional reductions and savings in an effort to balance the 2019-2020 budget.

As previously reported, staffing changes including reduction and elimination of positions amounting to $214,072.

SALISBURY RAC

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Playground program begins

The Salisbury Recreation Advisory Committee met May 20 and discussed the summer playground program scheduled to begin June 17. The program continues through July 26 with a park day scheduled for July 24. The rain date for the park day is July 25.

The park program is held at four parks in the township: Laubach, Lindberg, Green Acres and Devonshire.

NEW TRIPOLI BANK

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Buckeye Road branch open for business

On Jan. 17, 2017, New Tripoli Bank broke ground for its newest office at 4892 Buckeye Road.

Fast forward to Jan. 18 of this year, New Tripoli Bank opened its doors on Buckeye Road and is excited to serve the community.

“The demographics showed this area was in need of a community bank,” President and CEO, Chairman of the Board David R. Hunsicker said.

Hunsicker said surveys show the Buckeye Road area is growing and prosperous and New Tripoli Bank wanted to be a part of it.

SALISBURY MIDDLE SCHOOL

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Digital Aces show ‘What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?’

The Digital Aces at Salisbury Middle School entered the “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” contest creating a video highlighting B. Braun Medical, Allentown.

The student team consisted of Laurans Trinh, Aloya Thompson, Skylyn Mason, Ethan Carag and Billy Korn.

The group was tasked with creating a video spotlighting a manufacturing business in Pennsylvania showing the importance of manufacturing.

The students first were given a tour of B. Braun Medical where they met manufacturing professionals and learned more about the business.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Volunteers recognized for their dedication

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners recognized 12 residents for their volunteer work in the community at a ceremony April 16 at the municipal building.

Kirk and Kristine Alder were the first to be honored. According to the nomination, Kirk Alder began coaching in 2006 — 13 years of football, five years of baseball, four years of wrestling and two years of soccer. Often he was coaching two sports in a year.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Preliminary budget still has shortage — cuts expected

At the April 1 operations committee meeting, Chief Financial Officer/Board Secretary Michael Taylor presented an update on the 2019-2020 preliminary budget.

The proposed final budget is $38,195,999. Revenues are expected to be $36,915,675.

With no tax increase, the school district is looking at a budget deficit of $1,280,324.28.

With the Act 1 Index tax increase of $76.66 on a home assessed at $176,400, the budget deficit would be $730,876.05.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Blessings in a backpack

Jessica Schwartz, program director, Lehigh Valley Blessings in a Backpack, gave a presentation to the operations committee of the Salisbury Township School District April 1 at the administration building.

The program, started in 2015, educates and empowers individuals and businesses to volunteer to help fight childhood hunger.

Blessings in a Backpack services over 100 students in the Lehigh Valley; 59 of those students attend Harry S Truman Elementary School.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Curriculum committee debates district calendar

The issue regarding the district calendar debated at the Salisbury Township School District curriculum meeting March 25 is whether the students should come back to school Jan. 2, 2020 which is a Thursday or have the students report back to school Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.

Board members continued the discussion with Director George Gatanis asking the educators their opinions.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Preliminary budget still short for 2019-2020

The operations committee of the Salisbury Township School District met March 4 for an update to the preliminary 2019-2020 budget.

Chief Financial Officer/Board Secretary Michael Taylor updated the board on the preliminary budget with the deadline for the Pennsylvania Department of Education to rule on school district requests for exceptions March 27.

The board will review an analysis of the five year forecast, proposed reductions, department/building budgets and staffing at the April 1 operations meeting which is open to the public.