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As the Octorara Board of Directors get ready to approve a $47 million dollar 2013-14 budget this evening (the meeting starts at 7:30 in the Jr. High School Multi-purpose room), a budget that leverages $1,050 million


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So reads the headline on Tim Alexander’s blog site this morning. Only problem is Dr. Newcome is not resigning! Well he is but then he’s immediately signing up for another five years. But hey, what do


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Several important articles were published last week on LancasterOnline about ongoing challenges at Octorara Area School District. Turf Talk In early January Parkesburg Today reported district administrators were considering installing artificial turf on the stadium field. 


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A quick report on Monday nights school board meeting in this morning’s LancasterOnline: Two programs aimed at strengthening student performance received unanimous support from the Octorara school board during Monday’s brief and sparsely attended meeting. The


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Notes from Monday evening Octorara School Board work session, misspellings and misquotes included. OCTORARA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT WORK SESSION February 13, 2012 – 7:30 p.m. Jr./Sr. High School Multi-Purpose Room DISCUSSION GUIDE 1. Lord’s Prayer 2.


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January has not been a good month for School Board President Lisa Bowman. First, in an attempt to put residents at ease, she denied “rumors” that the board was considering installing artificial turf on the stadium


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Ellen Brown’s notes from last week’s Octorara School Board meeting, including this update from Board President Lisa Bowman on the stadium turf discussion: Ms. Bowman mentioned field development.  It is currently just a discussion.  Nothing has


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On Monday evening Octorara’s business manager, Dan Carsley, presented this deck of slides laying out the district’s challenging financial picture. Spiraling public charter school tuition costs ($2,500,000), a cost the State Legislature requires the district to


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OCTORARA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT WORK SESSION January 9, 2012 – 7:30 p.m. Jr./Sr. High School Multi-Purpose Room DISCUSSION GUIDE Lord’s Prayer Pledge of Allegiance to the Fla Roll Call – Board Member Sam Ganow and Sheri


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Two reports this week’s regarding Octorara’s open conversation about their 2012-13 budget. State law requires school districts to open and advertise preliminary budgets in December even though board members won’t begin to pare the budget until


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