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April 9, 2012
State Sen. Richard Alloway II, R-Franklin/Adams/York, said Monday he plans to introduce legislation soon to support agriculture education by allowing students to participate in Drive Your Tractor to School Day. Current law only allows a tractor or truck with a farm vehicle registration plate to be used exclusively on a farm, on farms owned or operated by the registrant of the vehicle, or on highways between farms, according to a news release....
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | December 6, 2012
Despite being stalled in committee, state Sen. Rich Alloway said he will reintroduce legislation so students can drive their tractors to school during special annual events. Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, introduced Senate Bill 1521 after Pennsylvania State Police put the brakes on James Buchanan High School's annual Drive Your Tractor to School Day last February. School officials were informed by police, at the time of the event, that the practice of driving tractors on the roadways for nonfarming purposes violated several state driving codes.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | October 3, 2002
pepperb@herald-mail.com In the war between Coke and Pepsi, Smithsburg High School may be coming out the winner. Smithsburg will receive about $1,500 in additional funding each year, a new stadium scoreboard and other bonuses as a result of the Washington County Board of Education's decision Tuesday night to approve a bid from Coca-Cola, making the company an exclusive vendor for the high school. The Smithsburg contract is the only formal contract of its type in the county, said Bob Stambaugh, schools purchasing supervisor.
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By DON AINES | February 15, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Elementary school students will get a later start on their day beginning in the 2009-10 school year, while secondary students' schedules will remain largely unchanged after the Chambersburg School Board voted this week to change the start and end times for the school day. The vote at Wednesday's meeting was unanimous to have the elementary school day run from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The current school day runs from about 8:30...
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by JULIE E. GREENE | August 25, 2003
julieg@herald-mail.com Work rules for minors vary from state to state so parents and students should check with their state's labor department for specifics. A worker's permit is required for some age groups and there are restrictions on what kinds of jobs minors can hold. There also are restrictions concerning how many hours they can work when school is in session and during summer break. In Maryland, minors ages 14 to 17 cannot work without a work permit, according to the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | August 4, 2008
Editor's note: This is the second of a three-part series of stories on Washington County Public Schools' new elementary schools. On three subsequent weeks we are offering a glimpse into the new schools, along with photos, videos and other information. The first story ran last Monday and the last runs Aug. 11. Today: Rockland Woods Elementary School. Aug. 11: Maugansville Elementary School. July 28: Pangborn Elementary School. HAGERSTOWN -- Pam Rubisch spent part of last week unloading boxes filled with 12,000 new books that she selected for the media collection at Washington County's newest school.
NEWS
March 17, 2007
Reading materials up for review MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley County Schools is reviewing instructional materials for adoption in reading and literature, school district Director of Communications Jaimee Borger announce this week. The top three choices of materials will be available for review until March 26 at the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library and at each of the schools. The public is invited to review these materials and make comments for consideration before the final choices are presented to the Board of Education for approval.
NEWS
October 23, 2006
For more than 50 years, children have walked to school at Winter Street Elementary School, the only school in Washington County Public Schools that does not have students come to school on a bus. In observance of International Walk to School Day on Oct. 4, employees of the Washington County Health Department provided students with packets of items and information to help them understand and practice safety measures on their way to and from school,...
NEWS
September 23, 2000
Coy visits local schools CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Rep. Jeff Coy, D-Franklin, visited four Chambersburg schools Friday as part of a nationwide effort to focus attention on the importance of civics in education. Coy was taking part in America's Legislators Back to School Day, designed to educate students about what it's like to be a legislator. The purpose of the event was to help students understand the pressures, conflicts and difficulties legislators deal with in trying to solve public problems, Coy said.
NEWS
August 25, 2008
The Governor's Citation recently was presented to Melissa Delaney of Clear Spring Elementary School for her quick action when a student began choking on a piece of food May 9. Maryland Del. LeRoy E. Myers Jr., R-Washington, Allegany, presented the citation. Delaney, a fourth-grade teacher, performed the Heimlich maneuver on Trevor Shupp when a piece of food became lodged in his throat. After Trevor tried to clear his throat by taking a drink from the water fountain, Delaney noticed his face was deep red and that the student was holding his throat.
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