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April 22, 2014

New Castle school board action

NEW CASTLE — At its regular meeting on April 14, the New Castle Area School Board:

•Authorized the administration to partner with Lifelong Learning Choices to offer a summer school program, tentatively scheduled June 23 through July 31. Sessions are for identified students in kindergarten through grade 4. The program will cost up to $14,000 and will be offered at the Harry W. Lockley Early Learning Center. Superintendent John J. Sarandrea said the district  received a $10,000 grant from the Hoyt Foundation to offset the cost.

•Abolished a maintenance position previously held by Daniel Cook, retroactive to April 1.

•Granted use of the Croton pre-kindergarten center from July 21 through 25 for the Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol Commission’s summer camp.

•Granted the New Castle Beauty Academy use of the junior-senior high school auditorium on May 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a beauty pageant and fundraiser.

•Hired Jacqeline Dean as a one-on-one personal care assistant at the Thaddeus Stevens Primary Center.

•Added to the substitute list: Donrae D’Ambrosi, elementary teacher; Michael Conn, elementary and special education; Shana Cook, elementary and multiple other subjects; Richard Waters, an instructor for mentally and physically handicapped students and Julie Bataglia, Lori Stelter and Marion Zingaro, Intermediate Unit IV emergency substitutes.

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