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JCSB holds regular board meeting

Superintendent gives update on local COVID-19 cases

MIFFLINTOWN – Juniata County School District Superintendent Dr. Gary Dawson opened Thursday night’s school board meeting of with an update on COVID-19 cases in the district.

According to Dawson, a student from Tuscarora Junior High School tested positive for the virus earlier this week. The individual has not been at school since the result. The student is being quarantined along with siblings who are also students in the district.

In compliance with their policies, the district is currently going through the process of contact tracing to determine who was in contact with the individual. The school district is also working with the department of health, discussing the steps in how they move forward regarding the incident. Juniata County School District is current operating under their 4-1 day policy. The test result shoul not affect this decision, but that is subject to change.

In other business the board:

Approved the resignations of East Juniata Elementary School paraprofessional Shannon M. Fetzer, effective Sept. 25, 2020, East Juniata Elementary School teacher Suzanne G. Burchfield, effective Dec. 23, 2020, and Juniata High School English teacher Karissa Graybill, effective at a date to be determined.

Approved the Employment of Clinton E. Staley as a Level 2 paraprofessional at Juniata Elementary School, at an hourly rate of $16.82

Approved Shannon M. Fetzer as a substitute secretary.

Approved Angela Sieber as a Secondary Social Studies Department Chair.

Approved Central Office Administrative Support Agreement and Compensation plan.

Approved the resignation of Laura Chubb as East Juniata High School cheerleading coach.

Approved Justin Mingle as the Tuscarora Junior High School Boys Basketball Coach.

Approved Shaun Yackey as Tuscarora Junior High School Wrestling Coach.

Approved Marissa Boyer as the Tuscarora Junior High School Cheerleading Coach.

Approved Jaimie Bailer as the Tuscarora Junior High School Volunteer Boys Basketball Coach.

Approved the following at Juniata High School: Al Ream, Boys Basketball coach; Erich Graybill, Boys Basketball Assistant Coach; Mike Smith, Girls Basketball Coach; Matt Trotman, Girls Basketball Assistant Coach; Adam Barrkck, Wrestling Co-Coach and Jared Dressler, Wrestling Co-Coach; Rachael Clark, Cheerleading Coach; Jim Fosselman, Volunteer Girls Basketball Coach and Volunteer Wrestling Coaches, Jay Hockenbroch, Joe Daubert, Darin Whitesel, Jeremy Smith, Mike Robinson, Mike Robinson, Phil Bomberger, Tyler Gilson, Cole Walters, Ray Barrick, Mark Feltman, Bob Shoop, Tyler Feltman, Dylan Feltman, Greg Painter, Bob Hart, Zach Taminini and Kurt Condo.

Approved the following positions at East Juniata High School: Justin Hazel, Boys Basketball Coach; Bailey Coder, Boys Basketball Assistant Coach; Travis Quici, Girls Basketball Coach; Denis Leister, Girls Basketball Assistant Coach; Wes Diehl, Junior High Boys Basketball Coach; Brian Robinson and Matt Ritzman, Volunteer Girls Basketball Coaches; Scott Clark, Volunteer Boys Basketball Coach and Noah Brackbill, Volunteer Junior High Boys Basketball Coach.

Approved the following positions for East Juniata Elementary School: Wes Rickenbaugh and Andy Apple, Volunteer Boys Basketball Coaches; Adrian Fogie and Andy Smith, Volunteer Girls Basketball Coaches, Game Staff, Erica Adamire

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