The Wyoming Area School Board on Tuesday unanimously approved an $850 payment to the Internal Revenue Service to allow the Wyoming Area Foundation to apply for charitable, nonprofit status.
Once established, the body will be associated with the Wyoming Area School District, though not controlled by it.
Once achieving a a 501(c)3 status, the Wyoming Area Foundation will be able to solicit donations from community individuals, businesses and organizations that will directly benefit the students of the school district.
District officials announced several upcoming community events:
• The Parent Teacher Organization of the Sarah J. Dymond Elementary School is partnering with Pennsylvania Power and Light to present a “Community in Action” forum at the school on Sutton Creek Road in Harding at 6 p.m. Nov. 4.
Families that attend the forum will be given advice on cutting utility costs and will receive kits with energy-efficient products. The Dymond school can receive up to $1,000 for hosting the event.
• The Montgomery Avenue Elementary School PTO will sponsor a canned food drive from Nov. 2 through Dec. 25. All food will be donated to the West Pittston United Methodist Church.
• The Montgomery Avenue PTO held a coat drive from Oct. 13 through Oct. 23, with all donations benefiting the Kid’s Closet at the St. John the Evangelist Church in Pittston.
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