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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - September 4, 1981, Bedford, Pennsylvania A Blofarb combined with the Everett Republican established 1812 1mth year 56 Bedford Everett Republican september 1981 uses 047720 single copy ten cents workmen tools k replace pupils books workmen hive begun to clean out the interiors of the old Everett elementary school buildings on North Spring Street in preparation for rating the which were transferred from the Everett area school District to the Borough last Are being demolished to of i elderly housing project on the lower file and a proposed Community Center on the upper Everett Borough Council approved a contract with Earl Miller it earlier month for the demolition of the upper the county com also this approved a bid of from United wreckers and sex to demolish the lower the Cost of razing the lower building will be paid from a housing and Unity development Grant of and Urban administered by the the site preparation Grant will cover the Cost of installing water and sewer paving sidewalks and other preliminary work before actual construction of the housing project Everett extends Coop program in a move to keep its special vocational curriculum alive despite a recent hefty loss in Federal the Everett area school Board in special session thursday night okayed in local funding to continue a cooperative work experience program for juniors and the Board approved sub mitting a proposal to the state education department for in vocational matched with the local the Grant if approved would enable the Coop program to continue with Fred Smith As full time the local Money would from a vocational education fund set Board reinstates kindergarten snacks the kindergarten vhf ill be Back in the Everett schools on prompted by District superintendent Rodney Kuhns concern that the Issue had not been thoroughly understood 80 when the school Board voted to drop the snack the Board at thursdays special meeting tint to reconsider and then to reinstate the both motions passing the earlier action had mowed disclosure the a Teteria management firm Toft the Cost the not and Federal food commodities could not be used for anything except ast and firm recommended each student 25 a d8 by absorbed the he recommended continuing the program that Way As Long As were not taken advantage stating i assure you that no ones going to go without a Kuhns said he Felt that in the interest of tight monitoring of expenses some other considerations had been 1 consider the Home economics food costs to be part of the educational be Way of contending that the sharing and socialization audited with the snack program ire a very portent part of the kindergarten instructional we May have acted Here a Little too aggressively to try to Cut theres something said that in the de Gerten students a Felly Kenneth Klahre and Thomas Oneal opposed both the Man to reconsider and the Mutton to reinstate the up in under the Coop students spend part of their Day at the High school in a class called diversified occupations and the rest of their instructional time Asem Plo yees in the local com employers receive income tax credits and the Opportunity to train Young workers the students gain on the Job paychecks and credits toward High school just this month a Federal Grant proposal was turned Down for Lack of causing the Everett schools to drop a somewhat similar alternative education vocational program and its two teaching alluding to assistant High principal Steve Lovino told the Board thur weve been trying to Lay the groundwork for this Type of program Over the last few weve already lost one i would like to see this one said District superintendent Rodney this is probably the Only vocational program weve got where we actually go out and Contact local does have potential for the to referring the sed Bedfor Deverett Lovino that the state funds would be for academically disadvantaged defined As those who Are two or More years behind Grade level in Reading 9f math the Antii tonal local he would enable who lost his alternative education teaching position when that program was to work with not Only academic Low achievers but also students who have demonstrated capability in vocational Lovino estimated 3035 students could be in the Coop program this if local jobs can be he also said Hes had positive indications from Harrisburg that the funding will be a the Coop program in its initial stages was run in cooperation with Altoona area Voytech school but said the Everett District is on its own and would like to expand Board member Charles Myers inquired As to Smiths critical role in the future Voytech Kuhns responded that would have to be worked out with considering seniority and other but i think Fred is the Ideal person to work closely with employers and set this up Coop Ridge defends military cooperation by Nancy Wylle two High school guidance Counselor at tuesday nights Chestnut Ridge school Board meeting defended their cooperation with local military apparently in response to a Board members opinion that the District want giving enough attention to military both James senior High and Robert who handles Junior High described personal visits to the air Force a Navy Center in Annapolis and West some at their own they further explained that information on joining the armed services is freely available within the school to any student in As is material on Trade schools and Many other career both men said they were unsure As to exactly what sort of presentation they were expected to give at the the Agenda item was listed simply As a report on guidance information and for a time at the meeting even some Board members were unclear on the purpose of the four recruiters representing the army and Navy were in the audience and spoke to the Board after the the army representatives complained that the school District in the past had refused to release the addresses and phone numbers of present seniors and the most recent graduating class to who wanted to Contact them about possible careers in the armed ser Board to ease overcrowding the vote to Back the Coop funding proposal was Dean Calhoun was the loss of the alternative education program was related to another develop ment at thursdays the Board accepted the resignation of Everett elementary fourth Grade teacher fee effective Kuhns said he had asked who has 46 years service with the to consider retirement this year in order to create a Transfer opening for Kristin the other alternative education teacher whose position was dropped when that program was both Smith and Troutman have the right to bump continued on Page 8 the Chestnut Ridge school Board took Steps tuesday night to Cope with an Over crowded first Grade classroom at new hiring an additional teacher and voting to move a portable classroom from the High school to the elementary following an executive several teaching the Board voted 50 to create a temporary first Grade position at new Paris and hired Holly Reininger for that her pay As a full time substitute will be per Reininger is a Penn state is certified to teach Art and will be receiving her elementary certificate this month from Indiana University of elementary supervisor Joseph Crossen explained that a rash of Las minute registrations had pushed the number of first Grade students in the class to the superintendent was authorized by the Board to file necessary application forms with the state education which must approve moving the portable heckler said he Hopes the paperwork can be handled As fast As possible to avoid a delay of some four members Ronald James William Gray and Robert were which affected at least one there were two votes on the proposed hiring of Vicki Bonchi to teach second Grade at Central a position she now fills As a a motion to table the question failed and a motion to approve her on a temporary professional contract also Bonchi holds a degree from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and is certified in elementary in other personnel Bruce Mueller was hired As a full time substitute sixth Grade teacher at Central he is certified in elementary education and holds a degree from California state Carolyn graduate of Millersville state College and certified in both French and special was named full time substitute in the High school title i head teachers for each elementary building were named Roy Berkey at new James Dull at James Lohr at Schellsburg and James Norman at Cen two change orders totalling More than were approved for the new High school one was turned general contractor Leonard Fiore was authorized to build a resilient surface track instead of a cinder track for an additional Cost of the item had been bid As an also approved by the Board was a change order for a lighted football wiring to the bleachers and to a future Concession stand at a Cost of by electrical contractors Anderson and that items had also been bid As an turned Down was a proposal to Supply water and sewer lines to the site of a proposed Concession stand at a Cost of the vote was 41 in but the required majority vote needed to pass the motion was William Weaver cast the opposing a bid of from mor timer electric of Bedford was accepted to furnish and install a new emergency lighting system at the present High Bruce Imler re was awarded the contract for extracurricular bus transportation at a bid of per continued on Page 8 Bill a West Point said Chestnut Ridge ranks among the Best in the 39 school districts he covers in terms of excellent cooperation in getting military career information to he we Are trying to generate an interest in addition to talking to students who Are already considering joining the Lanny curriculum director for the responded that until very legislation Regar Ding privacy and student rights had made the release of student names illegal without parental and said the District had been so advised by Legal new legislation within the past few weeks now makes such information Ross a Navy Recruiter praised Brough As the Best in his and Marcel Al army Recruiter from congratulated Brough on his pioneering efforts with the countywide career Day to which recruiters Are always invited along with representatives of various professional and Trade it was pointed out that the High school does administer the armed services vocational aptitude Battery of tests to senior High students on a voluntary at no the said Are useful to the whether or not he or she actually joins the because they help to identify personal interests and skills related to career last year some 88 students took those and their names were voluntarily available to Brough pointed adding that Many top students were Board member Ira Wentz objected strongly to the manner in which the matter of the guidance report was though he pointed out he found the material interesting and it was some time before it was disclosed that the recruiters had been invited to the meeting by Board member Ronald Ira Wentz objected that the entire Board should have voted on the matter its not the first time that one Man has taken it upon himself to speak for the alluding to Barefoot attempt to obtain certain records from Bedford county Bank during a recent District superintendent James heckler said the guidance item had been mentioned at a committee Board member John Shaffer its a very poor Way to treat our per Al Koubi said he had received a phone Call from a Board who Felt that not enough was being Barefoot was out of town and could not be reached for he did not attend tuesdays the playground at new Chestnut Ridge schools Paris elementary was a opened this the first Busy place at recess time As Grade with 44 turned out to be Little too so toe school Board on tuesday night an extra teacher and is planning to bring a portable classroom to new Paris to relieve the

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