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ELSD board approves graduation changes

By Staff | Jun 3, 2020

HUGHESVILLE – The East Lycoming School Board spoke about graduation plans which include one car of family members, each car spread six feet apart, as well lawn chairs to be outside of the vehicle, to view the screening of the students getting their diplomas that was previously filmed last week. The board also unanimously approved the list of graduating seniors in a Zoom conference meeting on Tuesday.

The screening will take place at the local fairgrounds on the last day of classes, June 3. Updates will be on the East Lycoming website.

In another business matter, the proposed budget for the 2020-2021 academic year included zero increase in expenditures, revenues and taxes. The final budget will be read at the June 23 meeting.

In addition, the board approved two board members to maintain their current positions.

Donna Gavitt was approved as board treasurer for the 2020-21 academic school year and Richard Michael was reappointed as board president for the 2020-2021 academic school year.

In terms of COVID-19 impacts, the board approved an amended Family and Medical Leave Act policy and a resolution.

The FMLA policy was modified to be in compliance with the new legislation that allows employees to take medical leave for COVID-19 reasons.

In another matter, the board unanimously approved the Pennsylvania School Board Association resolution to provide support and relief to school districts who had unexpected costs due to the COVID-19 outbreak including cyber schooling.

In addition to this, Gavitt was appointed as the PSBA delegate to attend PSBA meetings for direction on what schools are doing for the next academic year.

In other business, the board appointed Richard Reichner as acting Jr. High School Principal effective July 1.

The next East Lycoming School Board meeting will be held Tuesday, June 9.