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DALLAS TWP. — Richard Coslett announced his resignation from the Dallas School Board on Monday night due to his upcoming re-deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

“During the next six months, my time and energies must be focused on my family and professional responsibilities,” Coslett, the board’s president, said, encouraging students to “take the educational foundation that has been provided to you and make a difference in this incredible world.”

The board also approved a Service Academy Event sponsored by U.S. Lou Barletta to be held at Dallas High School on Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. Representatives will be available to answer questions and distribute information to students interested in attending a military academy and will assist them with understanding the application process.

“I believe such educational entities provide a great opportunity for higher learning,” board member Maureen Matiska said.

Board member Fred Parry said he looked forward to the event as a means of informing and encouraging students.

In another matter, the board appointed Diane Ruff to food manager. Superintendent Frank Galicki said the district was hoping to incorporate a breakfast program under Ruff’s direction.

The board also entered into a formal agreement with its confidential employees, clarifying duties and salaries of those employees.

The next regular meeting of the board will be at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12.

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