Prior to the opening of Salisbury Township School District operations committee meeting Nov. 5, School Resource Officer Richard Nothstein introduced Officer Jason Laky as the new full-time school resource officer at Salisbury Middle School beginning January 2019.
A graduate of Salisbury High School, Laky has 20 years with the Salisbury Township Police Department with 16 of those years as the head of the K-9 program.
Initially Laky will serve on a part-time basis until the new school year begins in September 2019.
Mold issues persist at Western Salisbury Elementary School
Western Salisbury Elementary School faculty members filled the gallery at the Sept. 10 operations committee meeting to express their dismay over the persisting mold issues at the school.
WSE teacher and union Secretary Kathy DeBona addressed the board regarding an error in the board documents that reflected the meeting was to be held at the Harry S Truman Elementary School rather than the administration building.
Salisbury Director of Facilities, Safety and Security William Brackett told the Salisbury Township School District Operations Committee, the $6,000 handicap curb cut-out plan at Harry S Truman Elementary School previously approved by the board is going through a redesign due to some issues presented by CodeMaster with the former design by D’Huy Engineering, Inc.
Teachers James Hahn, Natalie Woodward and John Moss were among the list of changes to staffing at the district approved by the Salisbury School Board for the upcoming school year.
Each teacher was in attendance and was welcomed by members of the Salisbury Township School Board during the meeting held Aug. 15.
Hahn will fill a position of a full-time mathematics teacher at the Salisbury High School.
Woodward will be employed at Western Salisbury Elementary School as a part-time special education teacher.
Members of the Salisbury Township School Board formally approved the district final 2018-2019 general fund operating budget reflecting total expenditures in the amount of $37,727,206 requiring a total real estate tax levy of 18.8955 mills at its June 13 meeting.
Millage for the district will increase from 18.4527 to 18.8955.
Director George Gatanis asked for a roll-call vote, with Gatanis giving a vote of no and Board Vice President Samuel DeFrank absent.
During a special meeting of the board held prior to the operations meeting June 4, members of the Salisbury Township School Board approved the resignation of Business Administrator Robert Bruchak effective July 1.
Also approved during the special meeting was the action of employment for Daniel Reichenbach to serve as the head coach of the girls basketball team for the 2018-2019 season effective June 5.
SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL BOARD A school resource officer may be assigned to Salisbury Middle School
The Salisbury Middle School may be the home to a new school resource officer in the fall.
School Board Superintendent Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss opened the May 7 Salisbury Township School Board operations meeting by speaking about discussions between the school and the township regarding a new resource officer at the middle school.
“The township has agreed to fund a new resource officer by 50 percent.”
The remaining cost for the officer has already been built into the 2018-2019 school year budget.
At the April 18 Salisbury Township School District school board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss congratulated student representative Maisie Oliver for her achievements in the Pennsylvania All-Around Gymnastic Championship.
“For the second year in a row, Maisie is the Pennsylvania All-Around Champion in gymnastics,” Ziegenfuss said.
The close relationship between the Salisbury Township School District, Salisbury Township and the Salisbury Township Police Department dates back to the 1995 when the township witnessed its first triple murder carried out by two brothers who attended Salisbury High School.
Chief Allen W. Stiles addressed members of the operations committee during the April 9 meeting and recalled that pivotal time in the district.
The Salisbury Township School Board recognized teacher Rachel Legath and Salisbury High School Assistant Principal Brian Muschlitz at the March 14 meeting for their achievements in winning the Visionary Award presented by the Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals for their monthly televised “What’s SAPpening” broadcast. The videos are broadcast on RCN channel 68 and concern Student Assistance Program topics that relate to the Salisbury community of residents, teachers and students.