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EASD Makes Five-Year Plan for Finances

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate Much of the Elizabethtown school board’s workshop meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 8, was devoted to plans: specifically, development of the Elizabethtown Area School District’s five-year financial plan as well as the three-year comprehensive plan that the district is required to submit to the state, covering 2020 to […]

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School Board Weighs Options For Renovation

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate The cafeteria that serves both high school and middle school students at the Elizabethtown Area High School/ Middle School complex will undergo some type of renovation in order to accommodate sixth-graders when they move from Bear Creek School to the middle school in the 2021-22 school year. […]

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EASD Checked Legality of Board’s Private Tour

The Elizabethtown Area School District checked with the Pennsylvania School Boards Association to make sure it was following open-meeting laws when the entire school board toured the lower level of the middle school, a school district spokesman said. Spokesman Troy Portser told the Advocate on Tuesday, Sept. 17, that board members did not deliberate during […]

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EASD Board Tours School in Advance of Its Renovation

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate Just prior to their public meeting, Elizabethtown school board members toured the lower level of the middle school, which is slated for renovation starting next summer in order to house sixth grade beginning in the 2021-22 school year. Members were accompanied on the private tour by representatives […]

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EASD Board OKs $6M Renovation of Middle School

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate The Elizabethtown school board approved a $6 million renovation to the lower level of the Elizabethtown Area Middle School that will bring sixth-graders, now at Bear Creek School, back to the middle school for the 2021-22 school year. The unanimous vote, which took place at the board’s […]

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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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