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Chartiers Valley School Board officials seek ways to expand academic programs

| Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

The Chartiers Valley School Board held its monthly town hall meeting April 9, when it discussed the district's enrichment and advanced placement programs.

Advanced placement and gifted coordinators from the high school, middle school and primary school met with the school board to discuss the future of the programs. They said they hope to continue to expand the programs to provide more enrichment opportunities to students.

In other business, the board approved the following hires:

• Ed Kasper as assistant varsity track coach for the current year at $4,367.

• Stephen Weiss as assistant varsity boys lacrosse coach for the current year at $2,237.

The board also approved a motion to direct the administration to notify the Allegheny Intermediate Unit about district officials' intention to take on responsibility for the English-as-a-second-language program.

Carnegie

Borough council voted 6-0 at its April 8 meeting to advertise an ordinance making Carnegie Volunteer Fire and Rescue Bureau the official fire company for the borough. The council will vote on the ordinance May 13.

The ordinance creates a position of fire service coordinator, which borough officials are trying to fill.

The coordinator must live within six miles of the borough and have a background in fire-related services. Duties will include auditing all incidents to which the department responds, as well as training and disciplining members, and complying with safety standards. The coordinator also is responsible for fire inspections and safety permits. The position comes with a stipend.

Applications are available in the Carnegie Borough Building. Applications should be returned with a resumé by April 26.

In addition, council voted, after some disagreement, to approve the April bill list. Three members voted against the motion because of issues regarding payment to the fire department.

The borough provides $142,000 to the department yearly, $107,000 of which goes to monthly mortgage payments. The dissenting votes caused a 3-3 tie, which Mayor Jack Kobistek broke by voting to pay the bill.

Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or mguza@tribweb.com

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