2017-03-16 / Front Page

Forbes Road OKs Field Trips

Deals with short agenda
By Jean Snyder

Forbes Road School District’s Board of Directors met last Monday evening and addressed a brief agenda that included approval of field trips and administrative update reports.

Members of the school board present were Brian Barton, Margaret Bolinger, Byron Helsel, Chanin Rotz-Mountz, Kirby Shoemaker and Damon Schoen. Others present were Superintendent Mark Loucks, solicitor Patrick Fanelli, Randy Gel-vin, Maria Scott Bollman, Bethany Strait, Glenda Mellott, John Mixell and Jeremy Hollinshead. Board members absent were Kathy Baker, Stacie Keller and Merrill Arnold.

Field trips

The board gave approval to replace the first-grade Hershey Park field trip with a trip to Lake Tobias on May 11.

Approval was given for a Bible Release field trip March 30, contingent upon there being no cost to the district for transportation.

FFA field trips scheduled for March and April were also approved.

Other business

During other business, board members voted by ballot for Tuscarora Intermediate Unit board representatives.

Approval was given to hire Bethany Strait as civil rights co-ordinator for Forbes Road School District at a stipend of $800.

The 2017-2018 school calendar was approved as presented and approval was given for student council to sell Hershey Park tickets for a fundraiser.

The board gave approval for the Forbes Road Lions Club to use the school facility for their annual Easter egg hunt on April 15, in case of inclement weather.

Band front members were given approval to hold a volleyball tournament and bake sale to raise money to purchase new band uniforms.

Regular business

During regular business, the February 6, 2017, minutes, the February treasurer’s report and the cafeteria report were approved as presented.

The board approved March bills totaling $377,574.58.

Elementary Principal Maria Scott- Bollman reported the elementary students placed third out of 329 schools in Think Through Math and earned a $100 Amazon gift card for the school. She stated the First Family Fun Night was a success, making a profit of $800. Redbird registration will be held on April 3 and 4, 2017.

Camp Cardinal, a program to help students prepare for PSSA testing, is going well with 77 students enrolled.

High School Principal Gelvin stated the school musical, “Robin Hood” was a success. Several members of the board mentioned the quality of the sound system added to the success of the show.

In the district update Loucks reported US News and World Report awarded Forbes Road School District a Bronze Medal. He was happy to announce that plans are already being discussed for next year’s musical and appreciation was expressed to solicitor Fanelli and the team at Fanelli Willett Law Offices.

There was no public comment during Monday night’s meeting.

The Forbes Road School Board meets the first Monday of each month and the next regular meeting is scheduled for April 3, 2017.

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