Salisbury School Board has approved a preliminary budget of $31 million which includes a tax hike for township property owners.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Salisbury School Board approved a 2013-14 proposed final budget of more than $31 million.
Salisbury Township School Board directors will likely raise real estate taxes by 2.2 percent after approving the district's 2013-2014 proposed final budget Wednesday night. The district's budget reflects total expenditures in the amount of $31,398,872, requiring a real estate tax levy of 16.8708 mills. Directors could have elected to take the maximum 2.99 percent tax increase. Salisbury Township School District Business Administrator Robert Bruchak said a $740,000 budget gap was whittled down to $182,838. That gap, Bruchak said, will be covered by the district's fund balance, which currently stands at $2.1 million. "It's not a big hit. We have a healthy fund balance," Bruchak said. "I think we sharpened our pencil and did many things …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Salisbury High School's senior prom was Saturday in Bethlehem. Share your photos.
Did you go to Salisbury High School's senior prom Saturday? Share your photos with the Salisbury community on Patch. We'd love to see what you wore. You can add your pictures to a photo gallery here by clicking on the button below the pictures that says "Upload Photos and Videos." Or you can email them to email@example.com.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Donald Snyder, president of Lehigh Carbon Community College, told the board of trustees Thursday night he will undergo open heart surgery.
Lehigh Carbon Community College President Donald Snyder told the board of trustees Thursday he will extend his medical leave to undergo open heart surgery next Wednesday. Snyder, 61, said he expected to return to work in mid-July. Ann Bieber, senior vice president for administrative services, will serve as acting president. Snyder, who had returned to work Monday after a brief medical leave, read a short statement to the board: "For the past few weeks there has been much speculation and rumors about my absence on the college campus. As the board knows, which was also reported in some of the media, I've been on medical leave for the past month. During that time I've continued to receive medical treatment for some symptoms I was experiencing…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Salisbury School Board also hired two sports coaches and two volunteer coaches.
The Salisbury School Board voted unanimously to make the following personnel decisions:
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Salisbury School Board will meet May 1 to discuss ways of bridging a $740,000 budget gap without a major tax hike.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Salisbury School Board directors will meet on May 1 to tackle methods targeted to close the $740,00 gap in the 2013-14 school budget and keep any possible tax increase low.
The Salisbury Board of School Directors will meet on May 1 to discuss ways to close a $740,000 gap in the 2013-14 school budget. School directors passed a preliminary $31.7 million budget for the 2013-14 school year in February. Salisbury Township School District Business Administrator Robert Bruchak said Wednesday night that he's confident the directors will whittle the gap down. "I'm hearing positive things on the budget," he said. "We'll improve on that number. Some of it could come out of the fund balance. We have options and we'll look at all of those options." Bruchak told the board Wednesday night that some budgetary items he's looking at for savings are fuel bid results, bargaining unit contract details, an RFP for office machine …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Anthony Rao, PhD, will speak on 'The Way of Boys' Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at the Swain School
Anthony Rao, PhD, will speak on “The Way of Boys: Promoting the Social and Emotional Development of Young Boys” at 7 tonight in The McCann Center at The Swain School. The presentation is free and open to the public. The presentation is offered by a consortium of Lehigh Valley independent schools: The Jewish Day School, The Hillside School, Moravian Academy, The Perkiomen School, St. Thomas More, and The Swain School
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Cetronia Elementary School in the Parkland School District creates a peace painting with thumbprints of students and staff as 'healing' gift to Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Cetronia Elementary School's act of "kindness"—a peace painting created with the thumbprints of its students and staff—has made its way to Newtown Public Schools in Connecticut. Cetronia art teacher Susan Hardy, who spearheaded the project, learned in an email last week that the painting is currently being displayed in the Newtown Public Schools Central Office until a decision is made on the future Sandy Hook Elementary School. "I was actually very surprised," said Hardy, who figured the painting might be put in a storage area for some time since Sandy Hook has likely been inundated with cards, paper snowflakes and other symbols of support following the shooting tragedy there. "What a beautiful creation of thumbprints!" wrote Newtown …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
World famous primate expert and conservationist visits Lafayette College.
For more than half a century, Jane Goodall has lived with and studied chimpanzees. But what has that time taught her about humans? "We've been jolly arrogant," Goodall said Thursday afternoon, speaking to reporters at Lafayette College in Easton. "We're part of the animal kingdom. We're not separate from it." Goodall was at the school to deliver its Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Visiting Lecture for 2012-13. She said she hoped students would come away with the "recognition, the hope, that it's not too late to turn things around." She also shared what she's learned from animals, and "what we can continue to learn from there." Goodall, who runs the global non-profit that bears her name, said she continues to be surprised by chimps. For …