Brockway School Board Accepts Retirements, Gets New Phones

BROCKWAY, Pa. (EYT) – In the first of two May meetings, the Brockway Area School Board accepted four resignations and praised the prom committee’s work.

The boardroom had posters from Laura Starr’s 6th Graders, representing a project Starr had her students do. They went to Taylor Memorial Museum and tried to find their connection to the history of Brockway. That backdrop foreshadowed how four longtime staff members were, themselves, about to become part of Brockway history.

The Brockway School Board kicks off its May meeting behind posters by Laura Starr’s sixth grade class.

The board accepted the resignations of Industrial Arts Teacher John Barrow, Elementary Teacher Sarah Mitchell, Kindergarten Teacher Sue Alderton, and Custodian Karen Smith. Barrow has been with the district 34 years, Alderton has been there 26 years, Mitchell has put in 16, and Smith has done 15. Superintendent Jeff Vizza said all of them will be missed and thanked them for their service to the district.

Boardmember Jacqueline Manno praised the work of Tracey Dush, Stephanie Benson, and the prom committee.

“There’s something special in the way our prom is run,” she said. “It’s very classy.”

The district approved a $55,000 agreement with CCL Technologies for a phone system and a five-year maintenance plan. The district is continuing to use One Call Now for mass communication, like announcing snow days, for $1,739.01.

The board set the food prices for next school year. Breakfast will be $1, lunch will be $1.50 at the elementary school and $2 at the high school. Milk will be 55 cents.

The board will bring on Charlene Wineburg as the varsity sideline cheer adviser next school year. Melissa Newcome will be the drama/musical co-director. They also approved multiple football assistant coaches.

The school board will meet again May 28 at 7 p.m. to discuss the $15 million budget for the next school year.

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