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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - May 20, 1983, Bedford, Pennsylvania Combined Alfh the Republican established 1112 170th year 41 May to lips 047720 single copy ten cents Beans Cove residents want schooling by Nancy Wylly crowd of Beans Cove residents attended thursday nights Agenda planning session of Rita Honor student and wants to finish High school at where Shell be senior class treasurer next Everett in budget tussle support for a Compromise kindergarten plan and for continued Maryland tuition for Beans Cove students emerged during area school boards two hour work on budget cuts monday after Point Point discussion and considerable most of the nine Board members agreed to accept some in budget including As previously suggested and about in cuts the Board had directed management to the Board is still leaning toward a 25mill property tax although at least two Gladys Sands and Robert oppose that the present rate is 67 the Public did not attend Mon Days and no formal votes were the next Public discussion is expected at the Agenda setting meeting May with a Board vote on the tentative 198384 general fund budget scheduled for May District superintendent Rodney Kuhns listed 11 cuts for consideration in order of the first plus the two personnel items the Board had earlier amounted to about the last Worth approximately he said he would prefer not to take from an educational the choices Are from a list of about 33 possible among the first group of nine cuts Are six instructional and related positions Worth about the District has not publicly identified what personnel would be including teachers with More seniority transferring or bumping into other subject pending notification to those individuals of the having full time faculty Mem Bers serve As substitutes when they Are and not hiring non certified would save about holding two full Day i service sessions for instead of nine Early dismissal would save an estimated the Everett share of the operating budget for the Voytech school could be reduced by Kuhns based on discussion with the tech school Robert that item would be instead of the last fair items Drew the most included Are Field trips and teacher listed at about elementary and secondary an altered kindergarten about and after practice ate buses for not proposed As a Cut it an item about has generated concern in the Southern continued on Page 9 the Everett area school Board to seek assurances their children can continue to attend High school in nearby Many in the audience of about 75 had made the 40 Miles one from the Southern portion of the Everett District to ask that their students not be required to endure the two hour bus ride to Everet High school Board candidate Lee Donald and Doug Earl Rice and several others from Beans including Flintstone stated that the bus ride would be too stressful and the students would not be Able to participate in afterschool activities if they transferred to Judy said he would officially present a petition along those lines at next thursdays publication Board he reported having 173 Keith Chaneysville Little league said he attended Everett High school As a youth and recalls having to Hitchhike Home after football Everett has a very Good school for he in fact i think youve got one of the Best schools around for but this is a Long ride and a Tough Row to Hoe if youre in Board president Dean Clahoun said that the tuition to Flintstone for 53 students next year is at this time not a proposed budget although continued tuition cannot be guaranteed in the District superintendent Rodney Kuhns explained the question of tuition was raised by the Board along with a list of other budget cutting possibilities in Light of its attempts to equalize spending with for the past three our unappropriated surplus has been i have a very Active Board they question he said that 53 students was the largest number in about eight years based on trends in that area and the number of local youngsters now attending on Page 5 Beans Cove residents came by bus and car thursday to ask the Everett area school Board to continue paying Maryland tuition rather than bus their kids 40 Miles or More to Flintstone High school is Only 12 Miles away from some of their though it was questioned earlier by some Board the tuition for 53 students next term does not appear on the present list of proposed budget the Everett administration said the tuition benefits far outweigh the Tussey passes employee pact springtime roadsides Spring fever May make one want to Laze in the but around Bedford county there is plenty to do at this time of morning chores at the Robert Bechtel farm at new Enterprise re 1 include guiding the Dairy Herd across old route 36 to Green pastures on the other and in the lengthening late afternoon this log truck was seen bound for Home along old route 36 Between the Woods and Saxton three year agreement with the nonprofessional employees Union was approved monday night by the Tussey Mountain school b but teachers contract negotiations Are still in Progress and a tentative general fund budget has not yet superintendent George Clapper reported thursday that the Board and teachers bargaining teams were to meet last present two year contract runs oui june were still moving and on Friendly he but added that salary issues Are not quickly As approved March 22 by the nonprofessional personnel which includes More than 50 cafeteria janitors and the new contract is retroactive to july and runs to june it includes raises of 30 cents an hour each year for full time employees and 45 cents an hour each year for Par time Clapper said the average wage now comes to about an with quite a Range in the various Job the Board voted 81 to accept the new agreement after turning it Down in april for certain language clarifications on insurance and revise language on seniority and grievance procedures is also included in the which had been in negotiation for some 16 state mediator Steve Flaherty attended some of those but has not been asked to step into the teacher Clapper said a special Board meeting will be necessary later this month in order to adopt a tentative budget for next school that action must be taken 30 Days before a final budget is approved in Chestnut Ridge is also without a firm budget although the Board has asked superintendent John love to consider cuts As an alternative to raising property love said a work session was held tuesday there is no consensus yet on the Board and another work session is expected to be called next no figures or estimates have yet been a tentative budget is expected to be ready for a Board vote on May its regular meeting a crowd was expected to attend last nights Agenda setting meeting of the Everett which is still working its Way through proposals for reduced services and personnel several teachers at Northern Bedford said they expect that proposed staff cuts will raise the usually meager Public attendance at that school boards budget May Hostetler watching with the primary election and the inquirers deadline the same the results of the May 17 voting could not be included in this weeks the results of county and local races will appear next the following Story was printed in the daily Bedford Parent publication of the on the last Day of the Holly contested with longtime county official aha Hostetler summing up the Boro to apply for water Grant Bedford Borough water authority has decided to apply for a Grant to fix the Smith install water lines in the and possibly to renew its search for a Well to become a new water the authority monday approved applying for from the Small communities if the Borough Council concurs at a special meeting next the application will be submitted by the Altoona engineering firm that does the authority at a Cost of Small communities applications must be made in he municipality not that of an the authority will pay the application Borough superintendent John Montgomery said Gads working on Cost estimates for the a the work at Smith will include bringing it up to depart ment of environmental resources the water lines proposed for the application Are on Mann Street on the North Side of the Borough Wilson drive in Meadow Brook which could Loop the system in that and a new 10 or 12inch water main the length of John Street from West Street to Anderson Montogomery explained that the John Street main would he an alternative to one on Penn As Well As solving the John Street freezing problems because the lines Are so near the the new main could be tied to Penn possibly at Wood to help the situation Montgomery most of the Money would be spent repaying Penn if that one was dug up for a new water main Penn was repaved by the state last but the Borough would have to pay for paving if it dug up for the As for a new water Montgomery said he has contacted Moody and the Meadville Hydro geologists who helped the township locate its test Well near old Bedford to find out if a similar test Well might be drilled West of Wolfsburg in the area of the Pensyl hollow Road Montgomery said there is some indication water in that area might prove less hard and problems which made the Village Well uneconomical for municipal Moody had not responded to the inquiry by mondays authority Montgomery said he did not have any idea How feasible a Well beyond the Wolfsburg end of the system might the search for water for the boroughs Short Supply has included both the township Well and a plan to tie in the Bedford Springs it turned out that the latter didst have enough water to be an economical source the Small communities applications Are due this although the deadline has been moved Back several according to this would be the second round of funding for the and applicants Are still waiting to find out if they were funded in the first the on Page 8 is he glad Hes not running said Bedford county commissioners chairman Alva Hostetler without Hostetler decided More than a year ago that he would not seek re election to a third term to the county before becoming he was chief clerk to the commissioners and before chief assessor for the tie that to his years As East Clair Republican committeeman and county party vice chairman before becoming and its been 30 years in politics for although Hostetler said he told his party he wanted to sit Back and observe this to enjoy it that has become a task in in addition to Republican candidates hinting or asking for his endorsement in what is supposed to remain an open Hostetler has found himself in the line of fire from the opposition in Case anyone has continued on twee 8

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