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By JENNIFER FITCH | January 21, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dan Calimer says the software program he used to design a bridge saved him three hours worth of calculating the angles of trusses by hand. "It'll tell you which bars are the compressions and how much they can take," Calimer said. A digital truck even rolls across the bridge on his computer screen at the Franklin County Career Technology Center. Calimer, 18, ended his final semester at the career center last week. The remainder of his 2007-08 school year will be spent in academic classes at Waynesboro Area Senior High School, his home school, from which he plans to graduate in five months.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | March 12, 2008
Board to decide on school calendar WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The 2008 graduation date and 2008-09 school calendars will be before the Waynesboro Area School Board next week for approval. Graduation has been tentatively scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5. The board will be asked to approve a Tuesday, Sept. 2, start date for the next school year. Board doesn't like career center plan WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Area School Board on Tuesday balked at a new career center proposal.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | August 25, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Chambersburg Area School Board's expressed desire to take control of the Franklin County (Pa.) Career and Technology Center "can't happen," Career Center Joint Operating Committee Chairman Stanley Barkdoll said Thursday. The move is in violation of the articles of agreement that formed the career center's governance in the 1960s, Barkdoll said. Any change to the articles of agreement would require legal review and a majority vote by the county's six school boards, which share control over the center they use, he said.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | July 18, 2007
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Although its vote didn't really matter, the Waynesboro Area School Board on Tuesday unanimously gave its consent to a neighboring district's desire to finalize the details regarding that district's possible takeover of the Franklin County Career and Technology Center. The Chambersburg (Pa.) Area School Board had decided to proceed with the final study anyway, hiring consulting firm Franklin Advisory to develop the plan and cost estimates for presentation in the fall.
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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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By JENNIFER FITCH | April 24, 2008
WASB superintendent replacement could be announced in June WAYNESBORO, Pa. The Waynesboro Area School Board has tentative plans to announce the newly selected superintendent of schools on June 3. The board has been accepting interview questions submitted by the public. Those questions are to be posed to candidates during the process of hiring someone to replace former superintendent Barry L. Dallara, who retired at the end of last week. Board President Stanley Barkdoll said he was unsure the number of questions provided to date.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | April 11, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The way the Franklin County (Pa.) Career and Technology Center is run is poised to change now that the Waynesboro Area School Board has agreed to revisions to the articles of agreement. Several Waynesboro board members strongly opposed a section of the revised articles of agreement that provided for "weighted votes" when future decisions are made at the career center. Under that proposal, each participating school district (Waynesboro, Greencastle-Antrim, Tuscarora, Shippensburg, Chambersburg and Fannett-Metal)
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By JENNIFER FITCH | July 14, 2010
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- School officials from Chambersburg and Waynesboro disagree on whether putting alternative placement students at the Franklin County (Pa.) Career and Technology Center would give the career center a bad stigma. Waynesboro Area School Board member Leland Lemley told his board Tuesday that he fears a "detrimental impact" on the facility if a planned academic wing is used for alternative placements. He said he doesn't want the center to develop a bad reputation. Chambersburg Area School Board is moving forward with a proposal to build the academic wing on the career center campus for its use. It submitted conceptual plans to the state.
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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.
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by DON AINES | September 28, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Three options were up for discussion for the Chambersburg Area School District building program Wednesday night, but it was a fourth option - renovating the high school and building a comprehensive career and technology center for $90 million - that the school board approved on a 5-4 vote. The board approved a plan to renovate Chambersburg Area Senior High School for grades nine through 12 at a cost not to exceed $50 million. In the same motion, it also approved building a comprehensive career center at a cost not to exceed $40 million and making Faust Junior High School and Chambersburg Area Middle School into middle schools for grades six through eight.
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