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Middle School Plans Presented to EASD Board

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate The Elizabethtown school board learned more details about the planned renovation of the lower level of the Elizabethtown Area Middle School to house the sixth grade, now at Bear Creek School, starting in the 2021-22 school year. Grace Heiland of the Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates architectural firm […]

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E-Town School Budget Passes With 6-3 Vote

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate With a 6-3 vote, the Elizabethtown school board passed a $65.67 million spending plan for the 201920 school year. The budget will increase property taxes in the Elizabethtown Area School District by 2.9%, raising the real estate millage from 16.6063 to 17.0878. Following the meeting on Tuesday, […]

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Donegal Schools Raise Taxes 2.5%

By NICOLE E. MATTHEWS Special to the Advocate The Donegal School Board of Directors approved a final budget that includes a tax increase at its monthly meeting. The budget that passed included a 2.5% tax increase, with a millage rate of 18.6211, according to Michelle Kendig, director of business services. “This budget is proposing a […]

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EASD Teachers Get 2.9% Raise Over Five Years

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate The Elizabethtown school board approved a union contract with the Elizabethtown Area Education Association that would give Elizabethtown Area School District teachers and related professionals an average salary increase of 2.9% over five years. The agreement was ratified by a 7-1 vote at the board’s meeting on […]

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Two EASD Schools Get New Principals

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate Two schools in the Elizabethtown Area School District will have new principals, following approval by the school board. Nathan Frank, principal at Elizabethtown Area Middle School, will be the new principal at Bear Creek School, effective July 1. He replaces Annette Spagnolo. Also, Amy Secor was named […]

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E-Town Students To Learn Trade Skills As Pre-Apprentices

By DIANE M. BITTING This coming school year, 18 juniors and seniors at Elizabethtown Area High School will be able to participate in a new pre-apprenticeship partnership with the Keystone Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., learning such skills as carpentry, plumbing and heavy equipment operation. Likewise, three seniors will have the opportunity […]

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Bear Creek Principal Leaving; Two Schools Get Permanent Heads

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate The current acting principals at East High and Mill Road elementary schools have been named to those positions permanently, while Bear Creek School’s principal is resigning to take a leadership position with the Palmyra Area School District. Kari Druckenmiller, at East High, and Michael Pericci, at Mill […]

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Elizabethtown Schools’ Budget Now Balanced

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate The proposed budget for the Elizabethtown Area School District’s 2019-2020 school year now stands as essentially balanced, with revenues and expenses both at $65.58 million, including a 2.9% increase in real estate taxes. The Elizabethtown school board heard a budget update at its meeting on Tuesday, April […]

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EASD to Move Sixth Grade to Middle School

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate The Elizabethtown school board gave the go-ahead to proceed with plans to convert the lower level of the Elizabethtown Area Middle School into a space for sixth-graders followed by a renovation of Rheems Elementary School. With all members present, the board voted unanimously in favor of the […]

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