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E-Town School Board Accepts Resignation of Business Manager

The Elizabethtown Area School District is looking for a new business manager after accepting the resignation of George Longridge, which is effective Jan. 15. Longridge said after the Tuesday, Dec. 4, school board meeting that he has accepted a position with the Berks County Intermediate Unit as chief financial officer and chief operations officer. Longridge, […]

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E-Town Schools’ Food Sales Rise With Vendor

The food service vendor for the Elizabethtown Area School District had a loss of more than $110,000 in revenue for the 2017-18 school year — its first year operating here — but food sales and revenue have increased so far this year, representatives of the vendor told the school board. At their meeting on Tuesday, […]

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EASD Considers Financing Options for Construction

The Elizabethtown school board heard about the potential impact to the school district’s budget when it borrows funds for future renovation projects on both the elementary level and the high school/ middle school complex. At the board’s workshop meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, a presentation was made by Brad Remig of PFM Financial Advisors and […]

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K-3 School Principal Departure Causes Administrative Shake-Up

East High Elementary School Principal Amy Balsbaugh has tendered her resignation to accept a position with the Warwick School District. Pending the Warwick board’s approval, her last day will be Nov. 29. To fill that position for the reminder of the school year, the Elizabethtown school board approved the reassignment of other district administrators at […]

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Donegal School Board Votes to Hire Second Social Worker

The Donegal school board approved the hiring of a second social worker for the district. The board decided at its meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11, to hire a social worker in lieu of hiring another School Resource Officer, School Police Officer, School Security Guard or psychologist. The board had voted to hire a second SRO […]

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Architect: Closing Mill Road School, Expanding Rheems Will Save at Least $3 Million

The Elizabethtown Area School District could save at least $3 million if it closed Mill Road Elementary School and instead expanded Rheems Elementary School. In considering upcoming elementary school renovations, the Elizabethtown school board heard a presentation by Crabtree Rohrbaugh & Associates at the workshop meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9. John Beddia told the board […]

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Superintendent Lauds Flexibility in State’s Graduation Requirements

If proposed legislation about high school graduation requirements becomes state law, Pennsylvania students would no longer be held to standardized testing to prove their readiness to graduate. Elizabethtown Superintendent Michele Balliet informed the school board at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 25, that Senate Bill 1095 had been passed unanimously by the state House education […]

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Elizabethtown School Board Reviews Demographic, Space Utilization Study

Projected growth and how that would impact space utilization at the Elizabethtown Area School District’s elementary schools were discussed during a school board meeting. Currently the district has a total enrollment of 3,900 with 1,038 elementary students. A demographic study by DecisionInsite indicates that factoring in the projected growth in the district, in 2027 total […]

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E-Town School Board Names Security Chief

The Elizabethtown school board has appointed Richard Toth, human resources director for the Elizabethtown Area School District, to serve as the district’s new school safety and security coordinator. The appointment, voted on at the Tuesday, Aug. 28, school board meeting, was done to satisfy requirements of Pennsylvania Act 44, legislation on school safety and security […]

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Elizabethtown School Board OKs $425,000 to Settle Suit Over Child Killed by Vehicle

The Elizabethtown school board approved a $425,000 payout to the family of a middle school student who was struck by a vehicle and killed while walking home from school in 2015. A written statement released at the school board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 14, said that the Elizabethtown Area School District reached a settlement with […]

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