KINGSTON – The Luzerne Intermediate Unit recently received a $20,000 state grant for a professional development program designed to eradicate bullying.
Joseph DeLucca, director of Nonpublic, Federal and State Programs, told the LIU Board of Directors about the grant at the board's monthly meeting Wednesday evening.
DeLucca indicated both staff and students would benefit from the grant.
In another matter, LIU Executive Director Tony Grieco reported support professionals eligible to retire can do so under the terms of their previous contract.
There were some concessions made in the new contract and we want to give them that benefit, Grieco said.
In other matters:
• Grieco lauded Director of Curriculum Philomena Covert for her work in aligning the unit's common core standards with federal requirements. He said Covert had received accolades from the Pennsylvania Standards Aligned System.
• Grieco thanked WNEP for its Halloween Trails of Terror event that allowed LIU students to fully enjoy the holiday.
The next meeting of the LIU Board of Directors is scheduled for Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m.