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The fence restricts access to unlocked doors used by students to move back and forth between the Junior High and Senior High School buildings. From Debbie Wygent’s LancasterOnline article accompanying the picture this budget update: Octorara


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Something new this afternoon; a comment lifted, as in cut and pasted, from a post Tim Alexander wrote on his Octorara Area School District Taxes blog on Monday. Chuck Vail, a resident of Parkesburg, a gifted


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A couple of weeks ago while sitting in a New York City Starbucks preparing for a meeting, I got a call from Kim Zimmerman of Atglen asking me to write a post about an initiative she


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A couple of weeks ago Parkesburg Today began an ongoing series explaining the complexities and inequalities of Pennsylvania’s broken education funding system and how that inequality impacts Octorara area home owners and tax payers. Without the


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The Octorara Board approved spending up to $250,000 of funds set aside for capital (1.e. infrastructure) improvements for new bleachers at the district’s stadium field in an 8-0 vote Monday night.  Board Member Sheri Melton, who


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The dropout rate, school security, and the planned vote next week to buy new bleachers at the stadium field highlighted LancasterOnline’s coverage of last week’s school board work session: The Octorara School District is working toward


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This article about Superintendent Tom Newcome’s efforts to keep Octorara’s 50 year old Agriculture Education program alive appeared in Lancaster Farming last week.  Octorara’s Ag Ed program, one of the last remaining Ag Ed programs in


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Here are the two sets of notes from Monday’s rather ordinary Octorara School Board work session. First, Ellen Brown, a parent of three Octorara students who has been posting her meeting notes to her Octorara Report


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Monday evening Octorara four member Facility Committee met before the Board’s work session to discuss facilities and maintenance issues across the district.  Along with routine repair projects the committee discussed the stadium and bleacher project (a


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Next time you hear State Senate President Dominic Pileggi or State Representative John Lawrence, our legislative Bobbsey-twins, sponsor legislation calling for a change in how Electoral College votes are allocated, requiring voters to produce ID’s before


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