William Brackett, director of facilities, safety and security for the Salisbury Township School District and Superintendent Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss provided an update on security measures within the school district at the March 5 operations meeting.
Two parents also attended the meeting to hear about the security measures in the district.
Business Administrator Robert Bruchak presented some changes made to the 2018-2019 preliminary budget at the March 5 operations meeting.
Although the update showed significant cuts to the preliminary budget, there is still a gap of $1,317,801.
Revenue changes since the preliminary budget was approved include an increase of $10,920 to basic education, an increase of $28,589 for special education, an increase of $12,500 for Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System reimbursement and an increase of $24,000 to fund existing instructional aides.
Several teachers of advanced placement courses at Salisbury High School were honored at the Feb. 21 curriculum and technology committee meeting. Honored were Joe Pacitti, AP Language and Composition; Katie Miller, AP US History; Michael Barna, AP World History; Susan Wilson, AP Biology, Carla Pacitti, AP Literature and Composition; John Wagner, AP Calculus and Sherry Wetherhold, AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A.
At the Feb. 21 curriculum and technology committee meeting at Salisbury High School, Salisbury Middle School Principal Ken Parliman and teachers David Beyer and Joshua Ecker gave a presentation on a proposed curriculum for a select group of sixth grade students called Project Wonder.
Parliman said as the district has worked for the last two years gaining understanding related to and implementing approaches that the “Profile of a Graduate” and its associated learning beliefs, the middle school has worked on getting the kids curious about learning and giving them a choice.
For fifth grade students at Western Salisbury Elementary School, learning about blood and its importance came to life Feb. 8 as they organized and instituted a blood drive in the parking lot of the school as part of their science unit on body systems.
Miller-Keystone Blood Center brought the Wayne Leibensperger Jr. Memorial Bloodmobile to the parking lot of the school which brought additional meaning to the blood drive.
Despite the Salisbury Township School District being closed Feb. 7 due to snow and ice, the school directors met for their regular meeting 7:30 p.m. in the administration building.
No students or administrators were in attendance.
An executive session was held prior to the meeting to discuss personnel issues. All directors were in attendance with the exception of Carol Klinger.
Assistant Superintendent Lynn Fuini-Hetten presented a draft of the 2018-2019 calendar for review by board members at the Jan. 29 curriculum and technology meeting.
Orientation for students entering kindergarten, sixth and ninth grades is tentatively planned for Aug. 27. The first day of school for all students is planned for Aug. 28.
Fuini-Hetten said a survey was given to parents regarding snow make-up days and 684 responses were received.
“The responses were 50-50,” Fuini-Hetten said.
Fifth grade students at Western Salisbury Elementary School are learning about blood and its importance as part of an extension of their science unit on body systems.
This science unit is part of teacher Kathy DeBona’s participation in the district’s #YourSalisbury goal. Librarian Barbara Jaindl worked as a teammate on the project and supplied resources for the students’ written reports.
A visit from Sharon Stephens from Miller-Keystone Blood Center Jan. 31 confirmed the students had done their homework and knew the importance of blood and its various functions in the body.
The Salisbury Township School District curriculum and technology committee met Jan. 29 at Harry S Truman Elementary School.
Board members were given thank you gifts from students at the elementary, middle and high school schools.
Teacher Jessica Shirk and four of her students - Reina Escobar, Jaiden Reyes-Turner, Ryland Lopez and Cassie Daw gave a presentation on their journey to creating a flexible seating classroom.
St. Thomas More had a number of activities the week of Jan. 28 to celebrate Catholic Schools Week including a celebration of military personnel. Students participated in a card project for veterans and current military personnel and had a special visit from Army veteran Tim Clark, of Wescosville.
Clark, 72, entered the service after he graduated from high school because he couldn’t afford to go to college.