Tuscarora School Board hosting town meeting

November 16, 2008|By JENNIFER FITCH

MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- The Tuscarora School Board will hold a town meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Mercersburg Elementary School.

Board President Jane Rice said she cannot remember any general town meetings that were held in her 11 years on the board, although meetings were held to address specific subjects like renovations.

To provide opportunities for everyone in attendance, individual comments will have a time limit. Richard Burkett, assistant high school principal, will monitor time and the Rev. Harold Yeager will serve as moderator.

"In order to be able to answer questions from the community, this is a better format than at our board meetings during public comment," Rice said.


Attendees should expect to hear presentations covering four categories -- curriculum as it relates to adequate yearly progress, schools maintenance, transportation and planning for the future.

"After each section, people will be able to ask questions," Rice said.

Two more meetings are being planned.

"We're going to try to have them at different parts of the district," the board president said.

She said specifics of the fledgling James Buchanan High School plan will not be addressed so the other categories can be better discussed.

A survey about that building project can be completed at

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