2013-02-13 / Front Page

Forbes Requests Vo-Tech Revenue

Holds executive session
By Jean Snyder


Forbes Road School Board members followed an approximately 30-minute regular meeting with a 25-minute executive session for personnel reasons last Monday evening. The meeting was adjourned following the executive session at 8:35 p.m.

During regular business, the board voted to request a portion of deferred revenue from the votech in the amount of $12,000 as a one-time request due to financial emergency. All board members present voted in favor of the motion with one “no” vote.

Also during regular business, the board voted unanimously to add an additional Sunday matinee to the upcoming musical.

The following field trips were approved: February 20 for the junior class to visit Franklin and Marshall College; on March 6-9, the band will travel to Hollidaysburg High School for District Band at a cost of $720 to the general fund; on March 8, junior and senior guidance will travel to Allegany Community College; and on March 14, the Air and Space Tech Club and trigonometry/physics/calculus classes will travel to Smithsonian National Air and Space Center at a cost of $90 to the general fund. In addition, senior class trips were approved as presented.

During last Monday night’s meeting, homebound instruction was approved for a student for the 2012-13 school year until a doctor’s release is obtained and/or until no further than the March meeting.

The board unanimously approved a request from Tawnie House to add a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country van to her spare van list.

A building-use request from Paula Snyder, Three Springs, was approved for Zumba classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. Classes are set to begin soon and will conclude at the end of the school year.

As previously discussed, approval was given to purchase a small games of chance 50/50 license for the Forbes Road School District. If the application is not approved by the county, the opportunity will be offered to the school’s PTO.

During a general information session, the board heard reports on buildings and grounds, the elementary and high school and the district. Following the buildings and grounds report, the board voted unanimously to replace two doors at the weight room by the old school for a quote of $426.

Paul Swope, the elementary principal, reported on student activities, including two assemblies on American traditional music, Bingo for Books, PSSA Boot Camp and a pie-in-the-face contest, in which three elementary teachers and the elementary principal participated.

Christina Ramsey, high school principal, reported on students attending District Band (Miriah Hamil, Zach Fittry and Logan Kennedy) and Regional Band (Logan Kennedy). She also reported on Keystone Exams, Picture Day, 9th-grade orientation at the vo-tech and a recent lockdown update. District superintendent Mark Loucks also reported on the after-school snack program and the purchase of a dairy machine.

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