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Elizabeth Forward School District to purchase utility services through consortiums

| Saturday, March 1, 2014, 1:16 a.m.

Elizabeth Forward School District will continue its participation in the Western Pennsylvania Electric and Natural Gas Consortiums for the purchase of utility services during the next three years.

The school board approved the agreement at its meeting on Thursday. It will run for electrical service through January 2015 and for gas service through July 2015.

The board approved a month-long “skill building summer school program” for the extended school year beginning July 1. It will be conducted weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with teachers reporting at 8:30 a.m. District money will be supplemented by IDEA or Individuals with Disabilities Education Act funding.

Personnel actions were approved included several involving the high school band: Logan Orange was named indoor percussion assistant, Colin Humphrey indoor percussion associate, Melanie Lewis the colorguard assistant and Kelley Revak and Anthony Palmiscno as volunteer indoor assistants, all for the remainder of the 2013-14 school year.

The board approved a publisher agreement with Through Process Enterprises of Ellwood City effective through Dec. 31.

The board will send teacher Bernice Kirby to the Pennsylvania Association of Federal Program Coordinators at Seven Springs April 27-30 at a cost of $1,500; teacher Timothy Wesolowski to the Advanced Placement Summer Institute at South Fayette High School June 23-26 at a cost of $1,132; and teachers Lisa Spang and Angie Milliren to the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association conference in Hershey March 26-29 at a cost of $1,751.

The board granted a leave of absence to teacher Bryan Weibl and accepted the resignation of substitute custodian Margaret Kuhn.

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