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HANOVER TWP. — A parent presented the Hanover Area School Board with a petition Thursday night with 250 signatures of people who would like to see more options to the dress code policy.

Superintendent Andrew Kuhl said changes have recently been made to allow for more choices in “top wear,” such as zip-up fleece jackets in solid colors.

Kuhl said he has reached out to students and parents and is trying to schedule a meeting before the end of the month to discuss other options.

He also said that the restrictions to hair style and hair color have been eliminated from the dress code.

In another matter, School Board President Evelyn Evans was recognized at Thursday’s board meeting for her years of service to the district.

Along with the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, Kuhl said, the board commended Evans for her 20 years of “leadership, unselfishly giving of her time and talent, and giving back to our community through service to our children.”

Kuhl also announced that junior-senior high school chemistry teacher Dr. Jocelyn Holodick-Reed was recognized during National Chemistry Week by the Susquehanna Valley Section of the American Chemical Society as an outstanding chemistry teacher.

Sophomore, Kelly Weaver, was recently named a semifinalist in the Ayn Rand Institute’s annual “Anthem” essay contest, Kuhl said.

“This contest, which promotes critical thinking and writing skills, is extremely competitive with over 10,000 entries,” he said.

The board also recognized Brexy Pena as the student of the month for September.

In other business, the board voted to:

- Approve from the state Department of Education the 2013-2014 Accountability Block Grant in the amount of $130,628.

- Appoint/re-appoint the following extra-curricular personnel for the 2013-2014 school year: Robert Shoemaker, junior high head boys basketball at a stipend of $2,628; Michael Griffith, assistant varsity wrestling at $2,822; John Hooper, junior high wrestling at $2,546; and Randy Shoemaker, junior high wrestling at $2,546.

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