The Salisbury Township School District board of directors meeting began May 8 with several student representatives from each level of the school system giving a rundown of the happenings within their schools.
Dehlaney Santiago, a student at Harry S Truman Elementary School, said third through fifth graders completed Pennsylvania System of School Assessment testing.
The Salisbury Township School District operations committee met May 6 to discuss the various expenses and costs the district will be experiencing in the upcoming year. There were a variety of topics addressed, mainly pertaining to the district’s budget and upcoming projects in the spring and summer months.
The proposed final budget for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year has been approved and includes a total of $37,760,132.44 of proposed expenditures and revenues (with approved exceptions) of $37,743,869. There is a $16,262.98 deficit.
The district’s budget revenue changes include an increase ACCESS Funds Draw-down by $100,000. The taxable assessed value increased $2,121,400 since Nov. 14, 2018.
Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman began his statewide listening tour with one goal in mind.
“It’s really about accumulating story after story of people across Pennsylvania as the justification for legalizing (marijuana) or for not … Lehigh Country is as important as Philadelphia, is as important as Juniata, as important as Erie and we’re going everywhere.”
Students from Salisbury Township School District began the school board meeting April 10 with a report of the activities and events going on at each school level.
A fourth grade student announced Pennsylvania System of School Assessment testing was set to begin for the students from third to fifth grade. This announcement was common as students from the middle school reported having the same testing schedule as well. Similarly, Salisbury High School students are to begin Keystone testing.