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According to an article posted last night on LancasterOnline, school security, improvement to Gene Davis Memorial Field’s playing surface and stands and the district’s preliminary $47 million dollar 2013-14 budget were all discussed at Monday evening’s


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The word “rookie” comes to mind when reading the 42 (as of Sunday morning) comments left in response to the post about the preliminary budget passed by Octorara’s school board last week. The budget post describing


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For all Octorara and Parkesburg taxpayers convinced a simple solution to the school district’s extraordinarily complex financial challenges exists, here’s a comment left late Friday evening suggesting a portion of the solution lies in our own


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This letter from Octorara Superintendent Dr. Tom Newcome posted to the district’s home page last month regarding school security announces meetings on Tuesday, February 5th and again on Wednesday, February 13th to communicate and discuss district


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Octorara School Board Members from left to right, Row 1 President Lisa Bowman, Vice President Brian Norris, Treasurer Shawna Johnson; 2nd Row Sam Ganow, Nelson Stolzfus, Bob Hume, Hank Oleyniczak and Sheri Melton Debbie Wygent, the


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Debbie Wygent, the local reporter for LancasterOnline, fills us in this morning on the appointment of Hank Oleyniczak to fill the school board vacancy created by the resignation of John McCartney earlier this month. Henry D. Oleyniczak


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Friday’s horrific “active shooter” incident in Connecticut reminded us anew of just how turbulent and troubled our times are.  Even an innocent act of sending kids to school can, on the worst of days, be met


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This update from local reporter Debbie Wygent at LancasterOnline on Octorara School Board member John McCartney’s decision to resign his board seat effective Monday evening. The Octorara Area School Board is searching for a new Region


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A quick, uneventful Octorara school board meeting this past Monday night saw three board members (Leon Lapp, Bob Hume and Shawna Johnson) miss the meeting and Lisa Bowman and Brian Norris reelected to serve as President


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This article on Octorara’s improved financial status appeared yesterday on LancasterOnline: The Octorara Area School District has received an improved Standard & Poor’s A+ bond rating, school board treasurer Shawna Johnson told the school board during


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