South Allegheny School District board tables 2013-24 budget
South Allegheny School District's board of directors tabled a proposed final 2013-14 budget of $21,335,347 until a special meeting on a date to be determined.
The figure listed on Wednesday's district agenda is nearly $800,000 larger than the district's 2012-13 budget.
Director James Jackson said several bids were received for a fitness center to be built adjacent to the high/middle school complex, but the board has not yet taken any action on them.
School directors approved renewal of a policy with Allegheny County School Health Insurance Consortium with a 5 percent rise in the cost of health maintenance organization and a 7 percent hike in the preferred provider organization plan.
The board appointed Shannon DeMarco as co-sponsor for the middle school's peer-mentoring program, Believe, and approved Marlene Caldro as a substitute paraeducator, personal care assistant and clerical employee.
Directors OK'd leaves for teacher Jennifer Watkins and librarian Susan Reitz.
Assistant superintendent Richard Fine recognized students Jessica Chalfant, Bri Griffith, Alex Ruhl and Jenni Urban for being named “Outstanding Young Citizens ” by Trib Total Media.
High school juniors Alex Ruhl and Abby Sekulich each won $60,000 “Women in Science” scholarships to Seton Hill University, announced Wednesday at a luncheon. Alex was honored for her chemistry studies, Abby for biology.
Stephanie Taylor was recognized by Fine for winning U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle's Congressional Art Competition for a second time. Hannah Brown, Dylan Kenders and Dylan Wiesenfeld were cited as “extra effort” winners at Steel Center Area Vocational-Technical School.
Seventh-graders Kaylee Ludwick and Jordan Rhys and eighth-graders Megan Fischer and Richard Baur were named students of the month for April, and eighth-graders Sam Csorba and Sam Galley were recognized for May.
Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1967, or email@example.com.
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