Vo-tech board to proceed with forensic audit
The Lawrence County Career and Technical Center’s joint operating committee is going to proceed with a forensic audit. The board voted 8-3 Thursday to advertise for bids for an auditor to examine the vo-tech school’s financial records.
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.
Our Opinion: State to unveil new system for measuring school success
Get ready for a new way to gauge the success of your local schools. The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced this week that, starting Sept. 30, it will begin posting online grades for individual school buildings in the commonwealth. Also covered in the information will be technical schools as well as cyber and charter schools.
Wilmington superintendent resigns
Dr. C. Joyce Nicksick has resigned as superintendent of the Wilmington school district, effective Nov. 25. Her letter of resignation was distributed to the school board following Monday night’s meeting. It was not announced at the meeting, board president Nancy Bretz said.
Charges filed on former Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV director
The former Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV executive director has been charged with fraudulently using company credit cards for personal use.
New Castle Schools: Learning center project on schedule
The Lockley Early Learning Center construction is on schedule, and kindergartners can expect to move in after Christmas. David Johnson, an architect with Eckles Architecture, who is overseeing the project, updated New Castle Area School Board members at their public work session Monday on the status of the $22 million building project.
Bill aims to put brakes on school financial deals
Alarmed at the lax oversight of risky financial deals of school districts and local government, the Senate is considering a bill that would give a state agency greater authority to hit the brakes before such deals are completed.
‘Brandon’s Story’: Parents share heart-breaking tale of son’s addiction
From the moment a child enters this world, a parent has dreams for a bright future. However, mothers and fathers can only do so much to make that possible. Dan and Terri Bailey of Shenango Township had high hopes for both their sons.
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