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.
Daniel Toland, of Allentown and Emily Ehrlich, of Emmaus are among area students named to the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester.
Alburtis area 55+ seniors meet noon at the Alburtis Gun Club. Hot dogs are served with a pot luck luncheon plus bingo. There are many bus trips. For more information, call 610-966-4996.
Vacation Bible School: LOST: Searching for Truth, Finding Christ at Emmanuel Assembly of God, 1431 Lehigh Parkway East, Allentown, 6 to 8:30 p.m. through Aug. 17. Children ages four through sixth grade are invited to explore a tropical jungle in search of ultimate truth found in Christ. For more informaiton, contact PastorCalebCook@Gmail.com or call 910-691-8068.
The Salisbury Township Police Department is seeking approval for use of a drone.
“A letter to the FAA [Federal Aviation Administration] is required for the use of our drone,” Salisbury Township Chief of Police Allen W. Stiles said during the Aug. 9 meeting workshop.
Commissioners agreed to send a letter to the FAA to request approval for use of the drone by the township police department.
Lehigh County Board of Commissioners gave preliminary approval for the 2019-20 Capital Plan July 25. In gross numbers, the plan calls for a five-year total expenditure of $129,107,334.
The first reading of the plan passed 8-0. Commissioner Brad Osborne was absent.
Some big-ticket expenses being funded in 2019 include replacement of the voting system — $3.5 million; the Coplay to Northampton Bridge — $5 million; courthouse upgrades — $1.06 million.
Having the second annual National Night Out community gathering at Salisbury Middle School, along Devonshire Road in the community’s western portion, provided a dry backup as outside activities were awash in a downpour shortly after the 6 p.m. start of the community gathering Aug. 7.
In addition to National Night Out, an annual community building campaign which promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, the event was also a community event planned by Salisbury’s Recreation Advisory Committee member Kim Ringhoffer.
A special Salisbury Township School District board meeting was held Aug. 6 to approve two new hires to the district.
Directors Joseph Gnall, Mary Ziegler and Susan Lea did not attend the meeting.
Kelly Pauling was approved as the 12-month director of teaching and learning. Pauling replaces Ross Cooper who resigned Dec. 22, 2017, as supervisor of instructional practice for the district. Pauling has been working in the district as a part-time interim supervisor of instruction practice since Jan. 24.