Yough prepares to open new school year
Yough School District is making final preparations for its first day of classes on Monday, and the 2,230 students who will attend the district's five schools.
The district is holding teacher in-service days this week. They began yesterday and will continue through tomorrow.
The teachers will instruct about the same number of students in the 2013-14 school year as they did last year.
Yough Superintendent Janet Sardon said the district has redone the entry ways at four of its five school buildings for safety reasons. Buzzers will be added so that visitors will have to be acknowledged by the staff before being permitted to enter.
In terms of curriculum, the district is introducing a new science and social studies curriculum this year, Sardon said.
The school district has been preparing for the closure of the Waltz Mill Bridge over Sewickley Creek in South Huntingdon and that should add only a few more minutes to the bus rides for the students, Sardon said.
The bridge will be replaced and the tentative completion date of this project is mid December 2013, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Uniontown.
A marked detour will use Interstate 70, First Street, Huntingdon Road and Pittsburgh Pike.
The school district also took steps to improve its buildings this summer by awarded roofing contracts to two companies for the roofs of the three elementary buildings.
Blair Roofing was awarded the contract for H.W. Good Elementary in the amount of $623,448 and for West Newton Elementary in the amount of $725,873. Both projects are to be completed this year.
Triangle Roofing was awarded the contract for Mendon Elementary in the amount of $748,810 to be completed in 2014. The supplier for all three projects is Tremco Roofing.
Joe Napsha is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-836-5252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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