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New Castle won’t appeal open records ruling
The New Castle school board won’t appeal a ruling from the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records. The ruling from late last week states the district must release the names of employees who lived outside of the district but whose children attended New Castle schools without paying required tuition.
State: New Castle must release employees’ names in tuition probe
The New Castle school district must release the names of its employees who failed to pay required tuition. The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records issued that order late last week. The district has refused to make public the names of those employees who had been cited in a report issued by the state auditor general’s office, which routinely audits the state’s 500 school districts.
Open records office opinion detailed
The New Castle school district did not meet its burden of proof that employees’ names are exempt from disclosure. That was noted in a determination issued by an appeals officer in the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records.
New Castle student an ace at math SAT
John Maas has raised the bar for other students wanting to attain perfect SAT scores, according to his math teachers. Maas, a New Castle High School senior, has continuously impressed his teachers as a studious, mannerly, excelling and all-around great student.
School board honors six employees
Six New Castle Area School District employees were deemed worthy of recognition by the school board this week.
District conceals details from New Castle taxpayers
Editor, The News: After reading the article in The News “District takes action on PSSA erasure issue” (student yearly progress test), I have been in a quandary.
Our Opinion: New Castle must call for criminal probe in tuition scandal
With every new report on the New Castle school district’s tuition scandal, the puzzle grows more complex. Last week, in a story published in the New Castle News, superintendent John Sarandrea said the district is conducting hearings into non-resident school employees allegedly found to have sent their children to city schools without paying required tuition.
High School Football: Before Buckeyes come calling, Hooker looks to boost ’Canes
Talk about a whirlwind year. Just 12 months ago, Malik Hooker was an unknown junior suiting up in a New Castle High football uniform for the first time. Today, his unlikely, meteoric rise finds him, not only as one of the state’s premier prospects, but perhaps one of the top in the nation.
New Castle makes policy, personnel moves
The New Castle Area School Board made various policy and personnel changes this month. The board:
New Castle teachers working with young jail inmates
New Castle teachers are educating youths charged as adults and housed in the Lawrence County jail. District teachers are providing classroom instruction with the goal of the younger inmates receiving a high school diploma or attaining their GEDs — General Education Development certificate, the equivalent of a high school diploma.
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