The board has scheduled a special meeting for 5:45 p.m. Aug. 1 to interview applicants prior to a probable vote to appoint a replacement for Hartman during the regular planning meeting at 7 p.m.
The recent shake-up on the South Middleton School Board will leave just two incumbents with years of experience starting Dec. 10.
The departures of Liz Knouse and Elizabeth Meikrantz comes as the board transitions in four new members who were elected to the board earlier this month.
School Board members from Carlisle, Cumberland Valley and South Middleton comment on their role in the midst of emotionally charged meetings.
One side effect of the surge in public engagement with area school boards and school policy has been the slate of new candidates running for l…
The proposal Tuesday would make Estep the permanent replacement through the end of 2023-24, during which time he would assist the board in finding his own successor, Board President Liz Knouse said.
The South Middleton School Board voted Monday to begin the academic year with mandatory masking in place, citing rising COVID-19 case numbers locally as well as school outbreaks around the nation.
The board said it expects to appoint James Estep, the recently retired former superintendent of the Mifflin County School District in Lewistown, as South Middleton’s interim superintendent.
Some residents of South Middleton School District are upset about the appointment of retired school teacher Brad Group as interim school board member.
Talks are underway between attorneys representing Matthew Strine and the South Middleton School Board over his future as superintendent of the South Middleton School District.
On July 14, Strine posted an apology on the district website stating that he was sorry for using words drawn from four paragraphs of a commencement speech actress Amy Poehler gave to 2011 graduates of Harvard University.
South Middleton School District seeks a candidate to fill a school board vacancy caused by the death of Edyie Rob.
South Middleton School Board members are pressing administrators to commit to an instructional model of providing all students with in-person instruction five days a week starting in August.
Until recently, only teachers and administrators have been actively involved in discussions surrounding the JEDI initiative — an acronym for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Liz Knouse called on a shared history to bring about the common ground so necessary to help with the healing.
“Neighbors aren’t talking to neighbors and friends don’t talk to friends,” said Liz Knouse, president of the South Middleton School Board. “It’s a rough time for our district and our community.”
“Unless there is something wrong or they are very passionate about something, we don’t hear from the people,” school board president Liz Knouse said.
South Middleton School Board may reconsider a proposal next spring to refinance Series 2016 bonds. A motion to refinance early using a different method was defeated 7-2 Monday.
The four-year pact between South Middleton School District and the South Middleton Education Association calls for an average annual salary increase of 3.4% over four years.
The board Monday awarded $571,240 in contracts for turf replacement work to Sprinturf of Daniel Island, South Carolina, and $388,911 in contracts for track replacement work to Nagle Athletic Surfaces Inc. of East Syracuse, New York.
South Middleton School Board members approved a contract to have the middle school principal serve as a substitute superintendent while superintendent Matthew Strine is out on medical leave.
South Middleton School District Superintendent Matthew Strine has launched his own investigation into an alleged incident of racial discrimina…
A South Middleton School Board member Tuesday called for a time-out on restrictions that have closed public access to the Boiling Springs High…
District administrators met recently with representatives of the architectural firm of Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates to discuss a possible study of buildings and infrastructure.
The video had enough outdoor lighting to identify the students who have since turned themselves in to authorities.