Shippensburg Area School District switched to virtual instruction at its middle school during the week of Sept. 13 because of a rise in COVID-19 cases.
The past two weeks have seen an outpouring of requests from people wishing to speak at Monday's meeting, according to an advisory posted on the district website over the weekend.
Carlisle Area School Board Thursday approved substantial salary hikes for top administrators Eric Sands and Michael Gogoj.
After their opponents withdrew from Friday's scheduled games, Mechanicsburg and Boiling Springs have added a game against each other to the slate.
Friday's Mid-Penn football game between Line Mountain and Boiling Springs has been canceled, according to a post on Line Mountain School District's Twitter page.
For the week of Aug. 28 to Sept. 3, 2020, there were a reported 486 cases of COVID-19 among children ages 5-18. This year, there were 4,043 cases reported during the week of Aug. 26 to Sept. 1.
CV's health and safety plan stipulated that when Cumberland County surpasses CDC guidelines for high rates of spread in a community on the state's dashboard, it would implement a mask mandate.
Carlisle Area School District and Shippensburg Area School District have reported five cases each of COVID-19 in their districts since the start of school. South Middleton has reported one.
First day of classes: Aug. 31
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.
Safety and security committee members voted 2-1 Wednesday to recommend that all students, staff and teachers be required to mask up while indoors on school property.
Information was not clear in a story on page A1 of Wednesday’s Sentinel about Mechanicsburg Area School District’s mask policy.
In the lead-up to the start of classes later this month, two basic options are being offered to families by local school districts.
Citing surging COVID case data, Superintendent Christina Spielbauer announced a mask mandate for Carlisle Area School District students and staff effective Monday, Aug. 9, until further notice.
School buses should not be classified as public transportation under CDC mask guidelines, says a Carlisle Area School District administrator.
Under a new state law, families have until this Thursday to file paperwork with their school district asking their student to repeat a grade out of concern for learning loss due to COVID-19.
School districts across the United States are hiring additional teachers in anticipation of what will be one of the largest kindergarten class…
"There are some districts that voted to eliminate masks and they were contacted by the (state) Department of Education that they don’t have the authorities to do this,” Leidy told parents.
The Department of Education notified the CV school district last week that lifting a mask mandate was beyond the school board’s authority.
The bill does not apply to private businesses or organizations.