Amvets donate 10K to JCSD
Board votes to purchase, install freezer at EJHS
Julianne Cahill via The Sentinel
MIFFLINTOWN — The Juniata County School District is the recipient of a significant community donation.
Thompsontown Amvets Post 122 presented $10,000 to the district’s cafeteria fund during the board of directors’ meeting Jan. 19.
“We (the Amvets) choose between veterans and youth to help out in the community,” manager Greg Spancake said.
This time, they decided to help youth.
He said their donation provides food for the schools, therefore benefiting students throughout the whole county.
Also during the JCSD meeting, directors approved:
¯Purchase and installation of a freezer for East Juniata High School, at a cost of $36,306;
¯Resurfacing of the infield at EJHS’ baseball field with Diamond-Tex;
¯Administration and solicitor to proceed with the purchase of .046 acres of land adjacent to the existing Monroe Elementary School, at a cost of $14,000, to be used as a turning lane for the proposed construction project;
¯Financial reports for November and December;
¯Listing of bills for payment;
¯Compensation for tax collectors at $2.90, per real estate payment in 2018, $3 in 2019, $3.10 in 2020 and $3.20 in 2021;
¯Transportation plan and memorandum of understanding with Children and Youth Services to establish transportation procedures for foster care youth;
¯ 2017-18 academic year calendar;
¯Corrected 2016-17 academic year calendar;
¯First reading of revised transportation policy for video/audio recording;
¯Listing of student field trips;
¯Homebound instruction for two high school students and extended instruction for one student;
¯Robert St. Clair Jr.’s request to electronically survey students in grades nine through 12 in regard to bullying at Juniata High School;
¯Two teacher conference requests;
¯First reading of revised district policies related to policy manual access, emergency preparedness and conflict of interest;
¯Collective bargaining agreement between the JCSD and United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, on behalf of local union 1940-09, effective July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2019. This agreement affects custodians, secretarial workers, paraprofessionals and nursing staff.
The board also approved the scheduling of workshop meetings monthly on the Wednesday prior to regular voting meetings, with the exception of December 2017.
Director Danny R. Snyder will serve as JCSD representative to the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit Board of Directors, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2020.