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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | April 12, 2011
A $1.9 million budget shortfall remains in the forefront of the minds of Waynesboro Area School Board members, and concerned taxpayers are serving as a constant reminder of that fact. Waynesboro Area School District Superintendent James Robertson provided a brief update to the district's fiscal situation for 2011-12 at the start of the board's meeting Tuesday night, before giving way to about an hour-long conversation from the public. Dozens of community members and teachers filled the board room, with many people standing in the doorway while others chose to take a seat on the wooden floor for the discussions.
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October 23, 2012
A newly hired business administrator in the Waynesboro Area School District will be making $93,000 a year under a two-year contract. The Waynesboro Area School Board on Tuesday authorized the hiring of Shippensburg, Pa., resident Thomas Dick, who will start in the role in January. A former director of transportation and facilities for Greencastle-Antrim School District, Dick most recently worked as the business manager of Bermudian Springs School District in York Springs, Pa. He has a master's degree in business administration from Frostburg State University.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 1, 2012
Changes pending at the state and local levels could eliminate graduation projects in the Waynesboro Area School District. The Pennsylvania Department of Education, governor and state legislators are considering eliminating the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment standardized exams for reading, math and writing. In their place would be Keystone Exams tailored to specific content areas. That changeover could eliminate graduation project requirements, according to Evan Williams, assistant superintendent of the Waynesboro Area School District.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | February 15, 2012
Families can learn more about changes to Waynesboro Area School District's football program at a meeting next week. The Waynesboro Area School Board this week approved adjustments to the teams' composition. Ninth-graders will now play with seventh- and eighth-graders under an unanimous board vote taken Tuesday. Waynesboro Indians head football coach Scott Shacreaw asked the school board to consider setting up a junior high team, and high school junior varsity and varsity teams for 10th- through 12th-grades.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 4, 2013
Dress code changes are coming to two Franklin County, Pa., school districts for 2013-14. Chambersburg Area School District made significant adjustments to what students will be allowed to wear. Waynesboro Area School District consolidated some existing policies and placed prohibitions on short skirts and jeans with holes. “Last year, we did the staff dress code across the district, and we wanted to continue the process,” said Sherian Diller, superintendent of the Waynesboro Area School District.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | April 15, 2011
Waynesboro Police are investigating suspicious activity involving a man in a pickup truck Friday morning near Fairview Elementary School on West Third Street near the intersection of Fairview Avenue.  A white male between the ages of 50 and 60, with white curly hair, wearing a baseball hat and sunglasses, and driving an older model full-size black pickup truck with an orange stripe, waved money out the window of the truck at about 7:50 a.m. and asked a group of elementary age children if they wanted a dollar, a news release from the Waynesboro Police Department said.
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March 3, 2013
Waynesboro Communities That Care will hold auditions for the upcoming Waynesboro: You Have Talent show at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in Harbaugh Hall, Trinity United Church of Christ. Audition times will be on a first-come basis and will be for students in the Waynesboro Area School District only. Each audition will be three to five minutes, and judges may stop the performances in the middle. A CD player will be available for use, but no accompanist will be available. Each applicant must provide his or her own music.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 28, 2013
Louis M. “Mac” Barlup Jr., Waynesboro's former mayor and high school principal, died Saturday at the age of 86. Barlup worked for 39 years in education, first in Washington Township, then in the Waynesboro Area School District after the district consolidated. His first teaching job was in 1951 as a fourth-grade teacher of 42 students in the former Wayne Heights Elementary School, according to his obituary. In 1953, he was made teacher-principal of the new Washington Township Junior High School, and following consolidation, he was appointed principal of East Junior High School in the former Waynesboro High School building.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | May 9, 2012
When Wendy L. Royer steps into the position of assistant superintendent for the Waynesboro Area School District on Aug. 1, it will be a homecoming for the former Waynesboro educator. Her first teaching job out of college in 1989 was in the Waynesboro Area School District as a learning support teacher for students in first through sixth grade. She served as an instructional support teacher from 1992-96 when she became acting principal of Summitview Elementary School. “It's a great district.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 27, 2013
The Waynesboro Area School District will purchase land adjacent to Fairview Elementary School under an agreement approved Tuesday by the school board. The Waynesboro Area School Board voted 8-0 to sign a contract for land that has not been and will not be appraised. The agreement stipulates the school district will pay $9,000 for the property on Fairview Avenue. The sale price was determined by the seller, according to school board Vice President Ed Wilson. Wilson said the vacant, residential land is about 40 to 50 feet wide on the elementary school's south side.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 26, 2013
Thousands of public school students returned to school Monday in Franklin County, Pa. “Everything is going extremely well. It's just wonderful, smooth,” said Sherian Diller, superintendent of Waynesboro Area School District. Waynesboro opened its doors to 4,493 students. Waynesboro unveiled some changes to its dress code, and school officials said just one high school student violated it. The apparel rules are not as strict as the new ones in Chambersburg Area School District, where 9,553 students are enrolled.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 24, 2013
Monday is the first day of school for thousands of students in Franklin County, Pa. For the past few weeks, teachers and staff have been working to ensure the 2013-14 school year gets off to a good start. In Greencastle, Pa., Superintendent C. Gregory Hoover said the Greencastle-Antrim School District is looking at a possible record year for enrollment. This is the second year in a row that the district estimates it will have 3,100 students in the district's four schools. “If it's not a record year, it will be one of our top three years,” Hoover said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 4, 2013
Dress code changes are coming to two Franklin County, Pa., school districts for 2013-14. Chambersburg Area School District made significant adjustments to what students will be allowed to wear. Waynesboro Area School District consolidated some existing policies and placed prohibitions on short skirts and jeans with holes. “Last year, we did the staff dress code across the district, and we wanted to continue the process,” said Sherian Diller, superintendent of the Waynesboro Area School District.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 30, 2013
Revised educational standards designed to plug into a nationwide initiative are coming to Pennsylvania, which some school officials say could be beneficial for Franklin County's schools on the Maryland border. Common Core Standards might make transferring between Maryland and Pennsylvania schools easier, Greencastle-Antrim School District Superintendent C. Gregory Hoover said. “The curriculum in Waynesboro and other schools in Franklin County will be very familiar to students coming from other states.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 28, 2013
Louis M. “Mac” Barlup Jr., Waynesboro's former mayor and high school principal, died Saturday at the age of 86. Barlup worked for 39 years in education, first in Washington Township, then in the Waynesboro Area School District after the district consolidated. His first teaching job was in 1951 as a fourth-grade teacher of 42 students in the former Wayne Heights Elementary School, according to his obituary. In 1953, he was made teacher-principal of the new Washington Township Junior High School, and following consolidation, he was appointed principal of East Junior High School in the former Waynesboro High School building.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 26, 2013
A new policy concerning naming rights for Waynesboro Area School District facilities provides opportunities for a community foundation planning to launch a capital campaign. The Waynesboro Area Business, Education and Community, or WABEC, Foundation requested the naming policy be in place as it explores launching a capital campaign focused on athletic facilities, particularly the high school track and football field surface. “We're still engaging now in a feasibility study,” said Rita Sterner-Hine, principal of Summitview Elementary School and operations director for WABEC.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 14, 2013
A Waynesboro Area School District program helping first- and second-graders become stronger readers recently received recognition from education professionals. The Early Birds program at Fairview, Mowrey and Summitview elementary schools provides language arts support to students from 7:50 to 8:35 a.m. Monday through Thursday. It received kudos from the Shippensburg (Pa.) University School Study Council, according to Fairview Elementary School Principal Dianne Eberhardt. The morning has proven to be a good time for instruction, Eberhardt said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 27, 2013
Some properties nixed for a tax abatement program in the Waynesboro area received a reprieve Wednesday as the Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors took steps to restore their eligibility. The supervisors have been developing a list of properties eligible for benefits in a Local Economic Revitalization Tax Abatement (LERTA) program. On March 18, they had whittled down the list, but started to restore it Wednesday. Properties such as Buchanan Lube Center, Red Run Grill and Blondie's restaurant and bar were added back onto the list.
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