Northampton Press

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Northampton school board directors are honored

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

Northampton Area School District Board of Education and administration were so busy working on the 2018-19 NASD budget and discussing other matters that they forgot to honor their own.

January is School Board Recognition Month.

“We were a little bit late. We had a lot of meetings in the high school cafeteria,” NASD Superintendent of Schools Joseph S. Kovalchik explained at the April 23 board meeting when the school directors were lauded.

Teachers are hired at Siegfried, Moore elementary buildings

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

Several teachers have been approved for employment in the Northampton Area School District to replace those who have retired.

NASD Board of Education voted unanimously 9-0 at the June 11 meeting to hire:

• Ryan Hercik, elementary teacher, Siegfried Elementary School, effective Aug. 20, pending receipt of proper documentation, at $52,166, with benefits

• Ranim Sankari, elementary teacher, Siegfried Elementary School, effective Aug. 20, at $52,166, with benefits

Borough will no longer provide crossing guard assistance

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by AL RECKER in School

A decades-old practice by the Borough of Northampton to provide crossing guards near schools has ended, effective at the close of Northampton Area School District schools for summer vacation.

Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst made the announcement at the April 19 meeting of Northampton Borough Council, which had been on board with ceasing to provide crossing guards at the borough’s expense.