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Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - June 18, 2015, Gettysburg, PennsylvaniaVol. 113, no. 144 81� / 69� Page a6 a sent friends Geiselman saw Beauty in life Page a5 Library magic show its magic Levi Laughman left helps magician Kevin Hurley with one of his magic tricks during a magic show at the Adams county Library on wednesday. Hurley performed two shows at the Library As part of the summer Reading program and other events Are scheduled throughout the summer. For More information visit Adam Library. Org. D Arryl w heeler / g Gettysburg t Imes d Arryl w heeler / g Gettysburg t Imes How did he do that children were very excited to see a magic show by Kevin Hurley at the Adams county Library on wednesday. The summer Reading program continues throughout the summer and Many exciting events Are scheduled for children. Lawsuit against fair i eld school Board members dismissed a Sunshine act related complaint filed against five fair i eld area school Board members has been dismissed after the plaintiffs Noti fied Adams county judge John Kuhn that former superintendent Bill Chain would not be joining As a plaintiff. A hearing on the Case scheduled for thursday has been cancelled. The complaint filed in january alleges that the five Board members Chuck Hatter Agatha Foscato Bruce Lefeber Mickey Barlow and Richard Mathews violated the Pennsylvania Sunshine act and Pennsylvania Public school code by notifying Chain that his contract would not be renewed without taking a Public vote on the matter and by discussing his separation agreement without knowledge of the full Board. The suit was filed by Board members Pamela Mikesell Marcy Van metre and Lonny Whitcomb and District residents Apryl Huster Sara Laird and Rhonda Myers. Earlier this month Kuhn ordered that the suit must add Chain As a plaintiff or be dismissed and set a deadline of june 15 for such action. However chains separation agreement prohibits him from taking Legal action against the District. In his ruling Kuhn agreed with the defendants claim that Chain was an indispensable party to the suit. If or. Chain wished to join plaintiffs As a party in this action he certainly could have and that would have been his carefully considered decision by Ashley Andyshak Hayes for the Gettysburg times d Arryl w heeler / g Gettysburg t Imes school May close rolling acres elementary school in the Littlestown area school District was the subject of a Public forum wednesday. The school District has proposed demolishing the school and moving students to Alloway Creek intermediate school. Littlestown area school districts proposed closing and demolition of rolling acres elementary is on its Way to becoming a reality even if the reality of the project is two years away. The Board and administration held the second of two Public forums on the proposed realignment of the districts elementary schools closing rolling acres and adding on to Alloway Creek intermediate school to House the Littlest owns kindergarten through fifth grades. Superintendent Chris bigger explained the project to the 40 plus residents in attendance at the forum. The initial plan created by Crabtree and Rohrbaugh engineering firm features a total of 47,000 Square feet of additional space at Alloway Creek in three sections. The project also includes 10,000 Square feet in renovations and the addition of a full size gym with bleacher seating for 150. This is not the final plan bigger cautioned the audience. It is conceptual at this Point. Bigger explained that the project will be voted on by the Board on the june 22 Board meeting to begin the state reimbursement process or plan con. According to the Pennsylvania department of education when a District undertakes a major construction project it May seek reimbursement from the state if the project meets the states criteria. On june 22, the Board will approve submission of plan con a and a said bigger. Plan con a provides the Commonwealth with a description and Justi i cation for the project. Plan con b presents the state with the schematic design or conceptual drawings for review. Bigger explained to the audience that the project began in March when the Board toured the districts buildings and realized that there was a lot of work to be done. We decided that it would be Best to do one or two Quality projects and do them Well said bigger. Closing rolling acres and improving Alloway Creek was the first project selected because rolling acres needed a tremendous amount of work. There is an obsolete fire proposed school realignment meets Little resistance by Beth Kanagy times staff writer Montessori ceo Kirkpatrick to retire june 30 while Gettysburg Montessori is charter was renewed this week another contract will be expiring june 30. Gettysburg Montessori charter school chief executive of i cer Robin Kirkpatrick will be retiring at the end of this month to move to Annapolis my. To be with her family. From working at the College level to a huge City school District the 56 year old found her time at Gettysburg Montessori charter school As the most rewarding. Ism glad i had the Opportunity to have this As the closure to my career Kirkpatrick said wednesday. When Kirkpatrick started in 2011, there were Only 42 students enrolled at Gettysburg Montessori As Well As a budget in the red she said. The school had been operating for just one year prior to Kirkpatrick is move to the area for the Job As chief executive of i cer. This past school year ended with 168 students and a fund balance to Start the next school year. I feel very very proud of that accomplishment Kirkpatrick said noting that her dedicated staff gives 100 percent every single Day. Kirkpatrick did not plan to retire this year but the oppor Robin Kirkpatrick by Vanessa Pellechio times staff writer commissioners approve final radio project change order Adams county commissioners unanimously approved the final change order for the $ 26.3 million radio project during their work session wednesday morning. John Eline director of emergency services said the $ 158,594 change order for Jug contracting will include miscellaneous work at the Tower Sites. The work involves removal of the older towers at naw Akwa and county courthouse. By the end of june construction work for the count yes radio system is expected to be completed with network equipment installed at nearly All 19 Tower Sites. The goal of the project approved in late january 2012, is to take the county from an outdated and unreliable analog radio system to a p25 compliant digital system using 16 800 Mhz channels currently licensed by the county. Eline noted that the change order on wednesday could have been As much As $ 750,000. Tower site management is not an exact science Adams county commissioner chairman Randy Phiel said. This is a tremendous amount of savings and much less than anticipated. Phiel credited the financial review committee which includes the Adams county controllers of fice Bob Jackson Carroll Valley mayor Ron Harris and the three commissioners for their work throughout the radio project to keep costs As Low As possible. Phiel pointed out that the county stayed under budget Early on for the project with the help of the $ 3.25 million state redevelopment assistance capital program race Grant. Testing for the new system will be in late August and Early by Vanessa Pellechio times staff writer see radio on Page a5 see retire on Page a5 see school on Page a5 see suit on Page a5 s ports More Yard work for orioles in win Over slumping Phillies Page b1 wow. Gettysburg times. Com 75� times mail publishes june 26 sales deadline june 23 Call your rep today 334 1131 Gettysburg Pennsylvania thursday june 18, 2015 family owned and operated visit our web for details open daily 9 5 wow. . 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