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Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Operations committee hears budget update

The operations committee received a 2013-2014 budget update from Business Administrator Robert Bruchak and Superintendent Michael Roth at their Jan. 9 meeting and board members were recognized for their service in honor of School Board Director Month by Harry S Truman Elementary School and Western Salisbury Elementary School students.

The budget update was simply to give board members a quick look at the projected revenues, expenses and shortfalls.

The projected revenue is $30,711,950, projected expenses are $31,935,215, showing a shortfall of $1,223,265.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Operations committee hears about district security

In response to questions about building security after the most recent school tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, Director of Building and Grounds William Brackett provided an update to the operations committee Jan. 9.

"All exterior entrances are locked and all have cameras," Brackett said. "All visitors talk through an intercom before gaining entrance."


Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in School

Salisbury band performs at Chick-fil-A Bowl

For many years, Salisbury's band parents have wanted to build the program and have the band perform in a venue other than local parades and football games.

Last year, Chick-fil-A contacted Salisbury's marching band director Angela Mosley about the band performing in the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta, Ga. Dec. 31, 2012.

Mosley took it to the band members and parents who all agreed this would be an awesome experience for the students. The school board members also gave their approval for the overnight trip.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Police Log

Jane Doe identified; police seek information

Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim has identified the body of the woman found in a wooded area in Salisbury Township Dec. 27, 2012 as Jennifer Velez-Negron, 26, of Reading.

Her burning body was found in the vicinity of 75 Chestnut Hill Road in Salisbury Township.

An autopsy performed Dec. 28, 2012 showed her death was attributed to suffocation and thermal injuries and her death was ruled a homicide. At the time of the autopsy, DNA samples were collected for identification purposes.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT Curriculum committee learns the seven habits

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

At the most recent Salisbury curriculum meeting at Harry S Truman Elementary School, board members received a presentation by students on "The Leader in Me" by Stephen Covey and the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

The initiative implemented this year in the elementary schools is designed to help each student be a leader and develop those skills and habits to be a successful adult.

The seven habits include: Be Proactive; Begin with the End in Mind; Put First Things First; Think Win-Win; Seek First to Understand; Synergize; and Sharpen the Saw.

Paragon supports troops in Iraq

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Paragon Transit, the school bus contractor that provides transporation for Salisbury Township School District, participated in Adopt a Soldier for Christmas.

Bryon Sherer, of Allentown, a Paragon employee, has a son, SPC David Sherer, TF Renegade, 304th MP CO., stationed in Iraq. He left for Iraq Oct. 17. Paragon's employees decided to collect gifts for David's troop consisting of nine men and one woman.

The PT Crew put together over 10 boxes, over 105 pounds, of gifts for the troops.

KidsPeace offers assistance to parents in wake of school shooting

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Opinion

Many parents have been asking for guidance on how to talk to their children about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and understand the short and long term impact of the events.

Jodi S. W. Campbell, MS, KidsPeace leader of the critical incident response team, assistant director of organizational development and training, shared with The Press tips for parents to help children in the wake of a large scale tragedy such as this.