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2017 Primary Election Results – Octorara School District

Konnecker / Hurley team K.O.s incumbent Timothy Alexander. In a locally debated contest, the numbers for voting in Octorara’s District III (including Parkesburg Borough, Highland and Londonderry Townships) confirm that area voters realize the real issues


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A Closer Look At Octorara’s Collective Bargaining Agreement

By Jack Mariano The Octorara Area School District Board of Directors recently approved a new contract with the Octorara Area Education Association with a 9-0 vote.  The agreement is for four years retroactively, starting July 1,


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Community Conversation Focused On School Security This Week

Following last year’s Sandy Hook school shooting, Octorara School Board members have been engaged in a protracted conversation about school safety and campus security. Since January, the conversation has been centered on a safe schools state


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Octorara Board Rejects $40K Campus Security Grant – Updated

Debbie Wygent, local reporter for LancasterOnline, has a good article on Monday’s school board work session in which the board concluded their months long debate over whether to accept a $40,000 state grant to hire a


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Octorara Board Debates Security Measures, Funding

What do you do if you’re an Octorara School Board member and the state hands your district $40,000 in a no-strings-attached grant to increase security on the district’s Highland Road campus knowing your campus sits less than 10


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Octorara Rolls Out Preliminary 2014-15 Budget Numbers

Debbie Wygent of LancasterOnline had this update on Octorara’s 2014-15 $48.36 million dollar budget from last week’s school board work session, a meeting that lasted all of twenty-three minutes: Although preliminary figures show a slight budget increase


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Octorara Swears In New Board Members, Moves Meeting Times

The Tim Alexander school board era began last night with a whimper. Alexander, the man who spent the first 10 months of 2013 finding fault with every school board decision past, present and future and demanding


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School Security Heats Up At Octorara

Even though the Board doesn’t vote on their annual budget for 8 months, the first battle over Octorara’s 2014-15 spending plan took place Monday evening.  First in the facilities committee before Monday’s work session and then


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Heroes, Projects and Legal Costs Focus Of Octorara Board Meeting

Local LancasterOnline reporter Debbie Wygent posted a couple of articles on last week’s Octorara school board meeting including this one on the new empty school district sign (above) on the campus’ northwest corner: The blank Octorara


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Open Records Suit Against Octorara Dismissed

Using a computer printout documenting emails in the district’s spam folder and the sworn affidavit of Superintendent Newcome saying the district never received emails sent by a school board candidate Tim Alexander, Pennsylvania’s Office of Open


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