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Charter school plans ‘almost laughable,’ board member says
New Castle school administrators and board members have articulated why they should reject plans for a charter school. The board’s work session Monday focused on the New Castle Arts Academy Charter School’s preparedness and curriculum — particularly in reading — for the lower grades.
Charter school likely to be rejected
A public hearing for an arts-infused charter school in New Castle has left school district administrators scratching their heads.
College Football: Mangino returning to Big 12 at Iowa State
Mark Mangino is headed back to familiar territory. The New Castle native and former University of Kansas football coach accepted the offensive coordinator job at Iowa State University on Monday.
New Castle to explore school repairs
Repairs may be needed soon at George Washington Intermediate Elementary School. At its meeting this week, the New Castle school board agreed to advertise for bids for replacement of the school’s second-floor roof, replacement of hallway and classroom flooring throughout the building and replacement of teachers desks and chairs.
Gabriel tops in campaign spending
George Gabriel led all New Castle school board candidates in spending for the general election campaign. In reports filed at the Lawrence County courthouse, Gabriel listed $929.56 in expenses. He reported $850.05 in receipts — all of it his money — in his pre–election and post-election reports covering the periods from June 11 through Nov. 25.
City’s kindergarten students ready for move
Boxes are being packed and moved out of St. Joseph’s school. The last day of school there will be Dec. 20. When New Castle kindergarten students return from Christmas break, they will attend the new Lockley Early Learning Center for the second half of their school year.
New Castle board sets charter school hearing
The New Castle school board plans to consider the revised application of a charter school. The board has set a public hearing for 6 p.m. Dec. 30 for comments about plans of the New Castle Arts Academy to set up its charter school in a former hotel downtown.
College Football: Sharbaugh, Mangino ready to go to war for YSU
In the culture of the American Indian, there were two types of tribe members. Tribes included the chieftain, who was the leader of the group. His responsibilities required him to lead and inspire, to make sure the women and children were safe and there was sufficient food to feed the group.
Meehan leaving New Castle to become Leechburg superintendent
Terence Meehan is leaving the New Castle Area School District to assume his first school superintendent’s job. Meehan has been named superintendent of the Leechburg Area School District at an annual salary of $125,000. He was one of 14 applicants for the position.
Bullying Punishment: Parents make boy wear sign in public
Sometimes learning lessons the hard way turns out to be the best way. That’s what mother Amber Carey and stepfather Felix Mayle are hoping today after choosing a public punishment for their son.
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