Last updated: March 13. 2014 11:34PM - 1449 Views
By Susan Bettinger Times Leader correspondent

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NANTICOKE — Greater Nanticoke Area acting Superintendent Dr. Mariellen Scott announced that kindergarten through fifth-grade students raised $4,200 for the American Heart Association.

The students participated in a “jump rope for heart health” fundraiser. The event was held during the last week of February, which is National Heart Health Month.

Scott also gave notice of the change in the PSSA testing dates.

The new dates are as follows: Reading and math for grades three through eight will begin on March 24; writing for grades five and eight will begin on April 7; and science for grades four and eight will begin on April 28. Scott added that students who arrive late will not be allowed in the class once the testing has begun.

Board Vice President Ken James announced that the PIAA will require mandatory coaching education for all coaches. There will be two fundamental courses that coaches will be required to pass. The new PIAA rule take effect as of July 1, 2016.

The board has given approval for the school district to authorize Professional Design & Construction, Inc. to proceed with the necessary planning, design and cost estimating for the baseball field and adjacent practice field renovations.

The next board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on April 10.

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