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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | May 1, 2013
Franklin County's career and technology center will showcase the school's $14 million renovation and expansion during a day-long open house Saturday. The open house at the newly named CareerTech is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school's campus on Loop Road. A full day of activities is on tap including tours of the school at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. “I'm hoping that the public sees the value in what they have invested in in order to upgrade (our facilities) and move this school forward for the future,” said Keith Yohn, administrative director of CareerTech.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | June 20, 2007
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Area School Board had many questions during Tuesday's pitch for another school district to take over the county career and technology center, but it has put off expressing its feelings on the matter. The board questioned enrollment projections, four-year commitments, per-student costs and future construction during a presentation by Chambersburg Area School District Superintendent Joseph Padasak, board member Stanley Helman and career center academics principal Mark Scheitle.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | February 22, 2007
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Final recommendations from a consultant regarding the Franklin County (Pa.) Career and Technology Center will go before its governing body tonight, along with a letter from the Waynesboro Area School Board condemning the consultant's call for a half-day program. That program would involve students from the six county school districts splitting their time between academic classes at their high schools and vocational classes at the career center. "Part time, half-day causes us to lose instructional time for transportation," Waynesboro Superintendent Barry Dallara told his school board earlier this week.
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by DON AINES | April 27, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Major changes are needed at the Franklin County Career and Technology Center, and incoming Chambersburg Area School District superintendent Joseph Padasak says the half-day delivery system adopted this year by the district "is not the best thing for the children long-term. " Padasak, who will take over the administrative reins from retiring superintendent Edwin Sponseller on July 1, outlined some of the options Wednesday at a special meeting of the school board that was attended by representatives of some of the other five districts that send students to the career center.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | December 12, 2007
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Forty-five minutes of discussion ensued Tuesday when Waynesboro Area School Board members debated whether to have an appraisal done on Franklin County (Pa.) Career and Technology Center land and whether to foot the bill themselves. They ultimately agreed to pay one-fifth of the appraisal bill, which was quoted at $2,500. They plan to ask that the other portions be paid by the Tuscarora, Fannett-Metal, Greencastle-Antrim and Shippensburg Area school districts. The appraisal would be an early component in a counterproposal to Chambersburg Area School District's offer to take over ownership and operation of the career center.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | October 22, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Department of Education stalled the Franklin County Career and Technology Center (FCCTC) renovation project this week, a move that could cost area school districts more money. The department raised questions about the Chambersburg Area School District (CASD) building its own wing at the FCCTC, forcing the career center to halt plans to renovate its existing facility on Guilford Springs Road. Josh Bower, from Mechanicsburg, Pa., architect Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates, said the initial concept was for CASD's wing and the FCCTC renovation to be bid and built comprehensively.
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By DON AINES | December 4, 2007
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The Tuscarora School Board Monday voted to support the Waynesboro Area School District's plan for the Franklin County Career and Technology Center with some additions suggested by Superintendent Rebecca E. Erb. Last month, Waynesboro Superintendent Barry Dallara offered a plan for the future of the center as an alternative to the Chambersburg Area School District proposal to take over its ownership and operation. That plan would keep the existing center under the ownership and control of the six participating districts while offering to sell Chambersburg about 35 acres to construct an academic building for its career and technology students.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | September 17, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Area School Board will incur $2.4 million worth of debt for a Franklin County Career and Technology Center renovation project if neighboring school districts also agree to the construction efforts. The borrowing translates into an additional .394 mill of taxes for property owners in the Waynesboro area each year for 30 years. Waynesboro will be paying 12.93 percent of the total project costs, which are not to exceed $15 million. A mill represents $1 for every $1,000 of assessed property value.
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By DON AINES | August 29, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The past four years at the Franklin County Career and Technology Center have been interesting for Principal Michele Orner as the six school districts that send students have tried to resolve issues about its operation and future. "I've had four outstanding years here," said Orner, who will leave in October to become an 11th-grade principal at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, Pa. "Good things happen at this school every day. " While that might be true, the center is experiencing changes unlike anything that has happened previously in its 40-year history.
NEWS
By DON AINES | March 1, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Joint Operating Committee of the Franklin County Career and Technology Center will consider reopening its 2009-10 budget next month and reducing the amount of money allocated for buying equipment. Next year's budget includes a $330,000 capital reserve fund, said James Duffey, the center's executive director. The committee will consider reducing that to $200,000, he said. "I would just have to determine what equipment not to buy next year," Duffey said after Thursday's meeting of the committee.
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EDUCATION
August 21, 2013
Graduation for the students of the August class of Franklin County Career and Technology Center's practical nursing program was held Aug. 8 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Chambersburg. It was the 109th graduating class of the nursing program, which has served the citizens of the area for more than 54 years. Welcoming comments were given by Keith Yohn, administrative director of Career Tech. The graduation address was given by Dr. Paul Orange, who challenged the graduates to make full use of their senses - light, hearing and smell - to better understand a patient.
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BUSINESS
July 21, 2013
Paul T. Lochstampfor of Waynesboro, Pa., a licensed Pennsylvania funeral director for 25 years, recently was honored for his dedication and professional service by the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, or PFDA. The award was presented by JoAnn Pavlic, president of the PFDA, at a ceremony during the 131st annual PFDA Convention & Expo on June 11 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey in Grantsville, Pa. Lochstampfor is a graduate of the University of Maryland system, statewide mortuary science program at Catonsville, Franklin University, and has taken classes at Eastern University, University of Massachusetts and West Chester State University.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | May 1, 2013
Franklin County's career and technology center will showcase the school's $14 million renovation and expansion during a day-long open house Saturday. The open house at the newly named CareerTech is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school's campus on Loop Road. A full day of activities is on tap including tours of the school at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. “I'm hoping that the public sees the value in what they have invested in in order to upgrade (our facilities) and move this school forward for the future,” said Keith Yohn, administrative director of CareerTech.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 23, 2013
The Waynesboro Area School Board has whittled down a budget shortfall for 2013-14, preliminarily approving a $49 million spending plan that does not raise taxes. The board has until June 30 to adopt a final budget. On Tuesday, the district's business administrator, Thomas Dick, talked to the school board about an $832,765 deficit he had anticipated. He said the administration and school board's budget committee eliminated that deficit over the past month using several methods.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 9, 2013
The Waynesboro Area School Board on Tuesday became the second board to reject the Franklin County (Pa.) Career and Technology Center's 2013-14 operating budget, sending the career center back to the drawing board as it hammers out a spending plan. Waynesboro's school board voted 8-0 to reject the proposal because of increased expenditures. Board President Chris Lind specifically pointed to a proposed 3.5 percent salary hike for career center staff. “It's not right we vote for something there that is more than our teachers, administrators and support staff are getting,” he said.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | March 23, 2013
Two Franklin County Career and Technology Center students will compete against students from across the country next month for more than $3 million in prizes and scholarships. Brandon Clever, a senior in the Greencastle-Antrim School District, and Josh Long, a senior who is home-schooled from Greencastle-Antrim, are third-semester students in Bobby Bard's automotive technology class at the center. Bard is a big believer in Brandon and Josh's talents after seeing them roll over the competition at the state level on Feb. 21 in Hershey, Pa. These are the guys you want working on your cars, Bard said about his “winning team.” Brandon and Josh faced teams from nine other Pennsylvania schools in a three-hour, hands-on test of diagnostic skills.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2013
Suzette Snyder, labor exchange administrator, CPRW for Western Maryland, recently signed a statement of support for the National Guard and Reserve. The statement-of-support program has been the cornerstone of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves effort to gain and maintain employer support. The intent of the program is to increase employer support of the Guard and Reserve by developing employers that advocate for employee participation in the military. The statement confirms that Washington County Workforce Services joins other employers in pledging that: We fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act. Our managers and supervisors will have the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 2, 2012
Penn State Mont Alto's continuing-education program and the Franklin County (Pa.) Career and Technology Center are ending the partnership that allowed for adult vocational course offerings. The “mutually agreed-upon decision” to end their partnership at the career center goes into effect for the 2012-13 school year, according to a news release issued Friday. Penn State Continuing Education was occupying office and classroom space while administering post-secondary vocational classes for adults.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | January 17, 2012
Chambersburg Area School District families that want to learn more about a new career magnet school in the district can attend a forum Thursday evening. The forum is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. in Chambersburg Area Senior High School's auditorium. Serving grades nine through 12, the career magnet school is being built on the Franklin County (Pa.) Career and Technology Center campus off Loop Road. Construction on 21 classrooms, which will serve 500 students, is expected to be completed in July.
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