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School district, Williamsport Home reach deal on taxes

The Loyalsock Township School Board voted last week to accept a recommendation to exonerate the township tax collector from collecting 2019 real estate taxes totalling just over $60,400 on two properties owned by The Williamsport Home in accordance with an agreement between the home and the township. A payment of $53,056 will be accepted in lieu of the taxes, as stated in the agreement.

In other business, the board approved the following change orders for the track team building and concession currently under construction at Schick Elementary School:

• Removal of the purchase of a water cooler from Nate’s Plumbing and Heating for a credit of $700.

• Installation of three wall electric unit heaters by B.K. Controls, Inc. at a cost of $1,245.

• Installation of a remote alarm light for a waste grinder by B.K. Controls Inc. at a cost of $300.

Under personnel, the board approved school bus drivers and non-teaching substitutes for the 2019-20 school year as well as fall athletic personnel.

The board approved the resignations of Judith Bowen, food service employee, and Shelly Wright, part-time paraprofessional.

Two agreements with the Lycoming-Clinton Joinder Board were approved by the board. One provided for school based outreach service and the other for student assistance program service for township school students.

The board also approved a partner site agreement with STEP Americorps at a cost not to exceed $20,000.

Prior to the business meeting, the board heard a presentation by Ryan Bulgarelli, of the music department, about the band’s proposed trip to Disney Performing Arts Showcase.

Board members present were: Edward H. Ade Jr., Charles W. Edmonds, Robert D. Leidecker, John B. Raymond, Carolyn R. Strickland and Paul R. Young II.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m., Oct. 9 at the Board Conference Room, 1605 Four Mile Drive.

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