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NASD to continue community education

Thursday, July 24, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Northampton Area School District Community Education Program will continue for the 2014-15 school year.

NASD school directors are satisfied that losses in the program have been minimized.

"Some of these programs are central to the new middle school," said school board Vice President Jennifer Miller. "The possibilities are endless with the new facility."

"I don't think we should view this [community education] as a profit center," said board member Charles Longacre.

The board voted unanimously at the July 14 meeting to provide a stipend of $3,746 for Margaret Schell to continue as program coordinator for the 2014-15 school year. This stipend is the same as the 2013-14 school year.

"She's improved on it," Miller said of Schell.

"If you do away with the program, it may take a few years to get it going," said board member Dr. Michael Baird.

About 90 persons took community education classes for the 2013-14 school year.

According to NASD Business Administrator Terry Leh, the community education program deficits were:

$1,068 for 2013-14;

$1,456 for 2012-13;

$1,637 for 2011-12;

$1,134 for 2010-11; and

$946 for 2009-10.