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Waynesboro School Board briefs

May 28, 2008

Late June would be the earliest for board to replace superintendent

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Late June would be the earliest for the Waynesboro Area School Board to announce a superintendent for the school district, the board president said this week.

The board started with 13 candidates to replace Barry L. Dallara, who retired in mid-April.

Board President Stanley Barkdoll said the nine-person school board narrowed the number to three final candidates, each of whom were interviewed twice.

Now, with the time that has passed, the school board must determine whether those people are still interested in the job, according to Barkdoll.

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"We're accepting applications and letters of interest again from the three candidates we interviewed," Barkdoll said.

Board to spend $32,000 on library management system

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Waynesboro Area School Board on Tuesday agreed to spend $32,000 on a library management system in the coming school year.

The Follett Library Management System will replace the aging software that could crash at any time, according to Gloria Walker, the district's interim superintendent.

The vote to move forward with Follett was 7-2, with Leland Lemley and Chris Devers in dissent. Devers expressed frustration that his colleagues were voting for the system after just voting down PowerSchool.

Five board members voted against spending $138,000 for PowerSchool, which is a mostly paperless student records system. Walker had recommended using the system for things like menus, calendars, class assignments and course request forms.

Voting against PowerSchool were Lemley, Firmadge Crutchfield, Ed Wilson, Mindy Rouzer and Pat Heefner. In favor were Devers, K. Marilyn Smith, Stanley Barkdoll and John Fitz.

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