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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - July 3, 1981, Bedford, Pennsylvania To combined the Everett Republican established 1812 168th year 47 Bedford Republican july 1981 uses 047720 single copy ten cents county address changes planned by Nancy Wylle More than 500 Bedford county mailboxes will be getting new addresses this summer As part of a nationwide policy change by the postal the main goal is for each person to have a mailing address that bears the name of the state in which he or she actually living in Southern Bedford county but having a Rural delivery Maryland for often causes problems with proper vehicle obtaining a business registering school Absentee voting and obtaining Correct insurance rates where these Are based on zip not to mention governmental mix ups in census and Revenue sharing when the planned changes take probably in More than 340 bed Ford county families who now have Flintstone or Little re addresses will begin using Clearville or Artemas Rex planned Clearville postmaster Derry who also coordinates Rural delivery mail routes and changes in much of Western Penn in order to adjust the loads of carriers who will be adding new mailboxes to their nearly 235 other local families and businesses will receiving different route 121 Bedford re 6 boxes from Lakewood to the Bedford Fairgrounds will become part of re 105 Bedford re 3 boxes from the patience area to the Koa campgrounds will become Bedford re and eight Clearville re 1 boxes will be switched Over to Clearville Clearville will be instituting a new re consisting of some 226 boxes that Are currently re Bedford re 3 will gain 70 boxes for Cumberland re 2 and another 37 boxes now part of Cumberland re Miller further four boxes now on Flint Stone Star route and three boxes with Little Orleans addresses will become part of Artemas re three boxes now on mount re 1 will become part of Hyndman re Over in neighbouring Somerset More than 140 boxes that presently have Rural delivery Grantsville or addresses will become re going the other Hyndman 1 will turn Over Derry Miller travels All Over Western Pennsylvania to coordinate changes in Rural mall he began working out the coming Pennsylvania Maryland local changes several months 71 boxes to Frostburg and Cumberland As those residents actually live South of the Mason Dixon in sound confusing its agrees who spent weeks with detailed topographical and route maps and Carrier reports to set up the new local system on the Pennsylvania its he that the Maryland postal personnel be ready to mesh their changes with the Penn Sylvania changes on the same starting Day in order to make the new arrangements work after a certain adjustment Miller people will be getting better and government who originally requested the nationwide will have More accurate information to go for at least 90 Days from the effective change he special pouches used Only for direct Transfer mail will help minimize delay to one Day at while mail recipients have a Chance to notify Relativo Nanri after a certain amount of when the volume of mis addressed mail has gotten fairly local mail in correctly marked Maryland will go to a Central forwarding facility in Baltimore to be and local Northern Maryland mail incorrectly marked Pennsylvania will go to a similar facility in for one postal authorities have there will be no charge for forwarding such this provision applies to second and fourth class and also to third class mail of obvious according to a news change address Post cards in packets will be provided to All local residents getting new As will motor vehicle mv3 the change cards Are postage is required in order to mail additional change cards can be gotten free from Post offices or from Rural these Are the same cards available to anyone who is moving and wishes to notify a number of businesses or acquaintances of his new to help smooth the Miller himself is now in the process of correcting mailing lists for newspapers in John town and and for utilities such As United general Bedford Rural electric West Penn Power and Somerset Rural care has been taken to arrange the new routes so that no Bedford county mailboxes will need to be moved to the opposite Side of the three present Little Orleans re boxes that now Are actually located on Maryland in one Case More than a mile from the residents will be relocated to the entrances to adding a measure of convenience for those As a Point of Miller observed that Clearville formerly had an re 3 Back in the but it was eventually consolidated into other routes and the number has been unused since postal officials acknowledge a few com plaints based on residents identity with a particular Community for some even though a town lies in a different it May be the closest shopping and banking area in terms of for officials Point out that it will not be necessary to drive More Miles in order to visit the new Post because of the Many customer services a Rural Carrier can perform in response to a note left in the Mailbox or a phone Call to the Post a package left with Money in the Mailbox can be picked up by the processed at the Post and the change returned in the Mailbox the next business Rural residents can buy Stamps or Money orders in the same or can Call the Post office to arrange for delivery of certified mail on a particular Day when be Home to sign for in terms of expenses to the postal some routes will become More costly and others can be handled at reduced said adding that on a National scale such expenses pretty Well balance parents ask for peace in Valley by Mike count a controversy surrounding the Quality of education at the Cumberland Valley elementary school dominated mondays meeting of the Bedford area school As Over 100 concerned parents packed the Bedford Middle school Library to voice their support of cum Berland Valley and to urge the District not to close the show me in Black and White where the school is failing Sandy one of eight spokesmen for the group but do not injure the morale or respectability of an institution so vital to us the who chartered two school busses to attend the said they were responding to an often heated dispute Between a group of about 10 parents who main Tain their children Are receiving an obsolete education at Cumberland Valley and members of the Cumberland Valley Pat who deny the Validity of the a spokeswoman Rebecca Wallace said the majority of Cumberland Valley parents had not gotten involved in the which has surfaced several times during the past year at school Board because they Felt the matters were and because no proof of the charges of poor Quality education at the school had been we seek not Wallace the hostility arising from this situation will Only teach our children hatred and during the past the which has often taken the form of personal attacks on those has resulted in 11 requests to Transfer students from the the resignation of one Cumberland Valley and rumours that the school would be closed if the controversy is not District superintendent Robert Davis said the District had no official plans to close the but it had been suggested As possibly the Only Way to end the con the school District has maintained since the Quality of education at Cumberland Valley was first questioned Public ally in March of 1980 that the educational materials and learning facilities at the school Are equal to those provided at the districts five other elementary at Davis elementary supervisor Chris Stoner compiled a report analysing the comparative value of educational resources and learning facilities at the elementary schools and the Bedford intermediate and primary in summarizing his report to the Stoner said what it boils Down to is this theres no Basic difference Between teaching and Lear Ning its in somebody i lie to Stoner i want an in continued on Page 8 this was a portion of the More than 100 Cumberland Valley township residents who organized an appearance before the Bedford school Board to voice support for their elementary seated facing the camera and the school Board Are school District and with superintendent Robert Davis at Bedford grading approved the Bedford area school Board gave final approval monday to a million 1981 82 school budget requiring a property tax rate of 71 and agreed to alter the districts physical education grading system to include the grades As a Factor deter mining a students eligibility for the Honor Board members approved the budget with no discussion after District superintendent Robert Davis said no changes had been made since it was first presented and tentatively adopted at the boards May the property tax which was adjusted from last years rate of 100 Mills to compensate for a countywide property includes a 1mill increase which will raise taxes for the average property owner in the District by to the property along with two per capita an earned income a real estate Transfer an occupational privilege tax and school Are expected to net the District about million to fund the local share of the the budget also lists about million in Revenue from state sources and from Federal sources to cover the remainder of the districts projected total instructional costs for the District Are budgeted at an increase of continued on Page 8 the Basic steel framework is up at the construction site of the new million Chestnut Ridge High seen Here from the adjoining Central elementary front Section of the building and route 56 Are at some problems were encountered in placing footings when fill at the specified depth turned out not to be solid enough for weight the school Board has approved placing the footings and piers but asked for a Legal opinion on whether Tost of the change can be recovered by the school Ridge oks tables wages a million budget and six Mill property tax increase were adopted by the Chestnut Ridge school Board tuesday but proposed salary hikes for 13 administrative and nonunion personnel were tabled until the july the budget for next school year lists expenditures of it includes the addition of a budgetary Reserve category which was not part of the tentative budget approved in there were no other apparent expected revenues and receipts amount to leaving an unappropriated anticipated surplus of the new real estate tax rate is 69 also adopted were two per capita a one Appeal tests new schools status last several Bedford county families attempted to organize an alternative school for their in a Short time they disagreed Over and the Bedford area school District ultimately filed truancy charges against one Parent for not returning her daughters to regular Eleanor Buffalo districts tuesdays Appeal bearing before judge Van Horn raised numerous about the states regulations on religious and private academic the judge delayed a decision on the if found Howsare faces fines and costs of prosecution totalling in citations covering school Day from 15 to the Howsare Ages 14 and left Bedford District schools last november to attend the Chautauqua Homestead a religious school newly incorporated by and George Katopis of Buffalo the school operated in a rented House near and had a maximum of six students at one Bedford school superintendent Robert Davis testified tuesday that he was notified of the Chautauqua homesteads registration with the state and that several students made an Ordinary Transfer to while a Public school District and its superintendent have certain Legal obligations regarding private schools transportation and health for example Davis said he is not responsible for any evaluation of such that duty is with the state department of Elyse Katopis was the principal of the according to its she testified during the first part of the hearing on june Davis said on the witness stand tuesday that in Early Katopis consulted him about at Tendance problems she was apparently with the and that she secured the forms to take the required truancy within a few Davis said he received a letter from saying the Chautauqua Homestead school was closing and that her 13yearold son and the two Hows res would be returning to the Public school District when the Howsare girls did not Davis said he wrote a letter to in he said he was informed the school had not As judge Van Horn noted at the Start of the the defendants position was somewhat vague As to whether the girls absences from Public school should be excused because they were attending a religious school or an unlicensed private academic what apparently occurred in december was that on Page 6 percent earned income tax and a one percent real estate Transfer the vote for the budget was with Gene Wentz the Only proposed new salaries for six four two maintenance employees and a head Cook were tabled until next an percent pay raise had been but James who made the motion to table the said after the meeting that the Board would like More time to study a change order for the new senior High school requested by general contractor Leonard of Altoona was it involves lowering the footings for the rear Section of the building in order to reach solid at a Cost of the Board also approved a motion by Ronald Barefoot asking solicitor Gordon Stroup to investigate responsibility for the error in Elevation specifications and the districts chances of recovering the the District clerk of the works for the construction project had approved the six aides were hired for the summer swimming program at per All Are certified in red Cross lifesaving responding to inquiries about the Success of the summer recreation Lanny secondary education said the program started this with elementary baseball and weightlifting for the older students the most popular swimming classes Are expected to show increased attendance after specialized courses end for advanced for which students must qualify through previous currently has a Small number of students insurance rates were approved at for 12 24hour coverage excluding per student for school time coverage including Junior High sports and per player for senior High foot the latter coverage is paid by the school while the first is optional for parents and the policy is required of All Junior High Board member Robert King asked Why the school did not also pay insurance costs for basketball and All sports except senior High football Are covered by the insurance it was sex in other action the Board approved Waltman As first semester substitute social studies teacher while James Miller is on sabbatical Ross reported there was Only one other inquiry for the and that person was not fully the work year from nine months to 12 months for three custodians so they can qualify for vacations and other District superintendent James heckler noted they have been asked to work Summers for the past two years typewriter cleaning and repair contract with Tri county office machines of heckler reported that the new cafeteria management firm is studying the Federal funding and that the Board May have to consider raising lunch prices for next summer cleaning is in Progress at the various schools in preparation for Start of the next

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