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EAMS Asbestos Removal Needed Before Remodel

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate As was common in buildings constructed before 1986, the lower level of the Elizabethtown Area Middle School contains some asbestos that must be removed before renovations begin there next year in order to relocate sixthgraders from Bear Creek School to the middle school the following year. Adam […]

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EASD Finance Head Resigns for New Job

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate For the second time within the span of a year, the Elizabethtown Area School District needs to find a new person to handle its finances. Jeffrey Ammerman, the district’s director of finance and operations, is resigning to take a position with the Pennsylvania Association of School Business […]

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School Board Gets Update on EAMS Remodel

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate The Elizabethtown school board heard an update on design plans for the upcoming renovation to the lower level of the Elizabethtown Area Middle School. That renovation, to start in June of 2020, will allow the district’s sixthgrade classes, now at Bear Creek School, to move to the […]

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Women Address School Board About Bullying

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate At the end of the Elizabethtown school board meeting, board members heard two young women talk about how devastating bullying can be, and they learned about a local group being formed to help those affected by bullying and sexual assault. Board members also heard a plea for […]

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Donegal Schools Get Good Budget News for Last School Year

By CHRIS A. GOUROGEN Special to the Advocate The 2018-19 school year was a good year financially for the Donegal School District. That was the bottom line according to Carl Hogan, of BBD, the Philadelphia-based accounting firm that performed the district’s annual financial audit. Hogan told the board at its meeting on Thursday, Oct. 10, […]

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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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