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  • District planning ‘farewell’ to school buildings

    Decades of early education in the city will be celebrated at the close of the school year. The New Castle school district will close three elementary buildings this summer. Anyone who has been associated with the John F. Kennedy, Thaddeus Stevens and/or West Side primary centers is invited to share photos and good memories of those buildings.

    March 14, 2014

  • lamancusa.jpg District attorney: No criminal conduct by principal

    An investigation into allegations lodged against a New Castle junior high school principal has found no evidence of criminal conduct.

    March 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • school.jpg New Castle Schools: Leave with pay was superintendent’s call

    When a New Castle school district employee is placed on administrative leave, it typically is the superintendent’s decision. District solicitor Charles Sapienza said in an email last week that the district has no policy governing when and why an employee is placed on administrative leave or whether he or she should be paid during that leave.

    March 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • school.jpg Agreement allows nonresident students at Laurel

    Five Laurel teachers who live outside the Laurel School District have enrolled their children in the district. They are taking advantage of a memorandum of agreement between the district and the Laurel Education Association that took effect at the beginning of the current school year.

    February 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • school.jpg Allegations result in principal on leave

    New Castle Junior High School principal Robert Razzano is on administrative leave with pay. Meanwhile, New Castle police said they are investigating a reported incident at the junior high involving an employee.

    February 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • school.jpg Shenango board set to fill vacancy

    The Shenango Area School Board is expected to appoint Dean Owrey on Monday to fill a vacancy on the board. Owrey, chief financial officer of the University of PittsburghMC’s information services division, was selected from among 16 people who expressed interest in the position.

    February 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hearing set on school building’s future

    A hearing Wednesday will determine the future of an abandoned school building. The Pulaski Township supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. at the municipal building to determine whether the former New Bedford school on Schoolhouse Road violates the township dangerous buildings ordinance.

    January 28, 2014

  • money.jpg School money split under scrutiny

    Pennsylvania spreads $10 billion in education dollars using a ragged method that is prone to political influence, according to legislators and groups who are calling for reform.

    January 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • school.jpg In The Schools: New Castle staffers heading to San Diego

    New Castle school district personnel are heading to California to continue improving their approach in teaching students to read. The school board Monday gave permission to George Washington Intermediate School principal Joseph Anderson, elementary principal Debra DeBlasio and district facilitators Shelly Bucci and Andrea Martin to attend the Success For All reading conference Feb. 5 to 9 in San Diego.

    January 17, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • school.jpg Arts academy to appeal after board says no to charter school

    The New Castle Arts Academy Charter School plans to contest the New Castle school board’s denial of its charter. The board voted 9-0 Monday to reject the academy’s application to open an arts-infused charter school in the former Days Inn. The action came after a public hearing and public board discussion about the application.

    January 15, 2014 1 Photo

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