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JCSD to purchase new vehicles

School board OKs district personnel changes

MIFFLINTOWN – The Juniata County School District is set to replace two district vehicles.

During a virtual school board meeting held via zoom Thursday night, directors voted unanimously to approve the purchase of two 2021 Ford Transit vans. The cost is $70,720, to be paid by ESSER Health and Safety grant funding.

Also during the meeting, the board approved:

¯Meeting minutes from Dec. 3 and Jan 13.

¯ Financial reports and bills for payment.

¯List of individuals exonerated from paying per capita taxes.

¯ Compensation for tax collectors as follows; $3.40 per real estate payment for 2022, $3.50 for 2023, $3.60 for 2024, and $3.70 for 2025. The compensation rate for each per capita tax bill is $2.

¯Changing names of co-signers on district bank accounts to current employees of the administrative office, to include board secretary Polly S. Digon, board president Mark F. Wagner and treasurer Richard A. Meily II.

¯ Accelerated Budget Opt Out Resolution Certifying Tax Rate Within Inflation Index.

¯Resignations of Emily R. Strawser, Juniata High School paraprofessional, effective Dec. 14; David M. Portzline, East Juniata Elementary School teacher, effective Feb 14.; Nicole A. Foltz, EJES secretary and nurse, effective Dec. 23; Jamie A. Geedy, crossing guard, effective Dec. 30; Joy L. Leitzel, EJES paraprofessional, effective Jan. 1; Ashley E. Sweigart, Tuscarora Junior High School paraprofessional, effective Jan. 3; and Raina M. Haubert, JHS drafting/CADD teacher, effective Feb. 20.

¯ Employment of Rosie A. Copenheaver as a Level 1 paraprofessional at TJHS, effective Jan. 22; Brooke L. Marker, Level 1 paraprofessional at EJES, effective Jan. 25; and Jennifer Henderson, secretary/nurse at EJES, effective Feb. 1.

¯ Substitute employment of Scott A. Bryson, long-term substitute special education teacher at EJES, effective Jan. 4.

¯TJHS Student Assistance Program team members Caren Mann, Jennifer Murray, Stacie Kint, Jessie Reed and Lisa Rosenberry.

¯ Maternity leave for two employees, sabbatical leave for one employee and extended maternity leave for one employee.

¯Resignations of Denis Leister, East Juniata High School girls basketball assistant coach; Cory Benner, EJHS track coach; Valerie Dressler, EJHS girls soccer coach; Christian Dresslers, EJHS girls soccer assistant coach; and Joshua Haines, JHS assistant baseball coach.

¯ Extracurricuar positions for the 2020-2021 school year, Brian Robinson, EJHS girls basketball assistant coach; Charity Swartz, EJHS cheerleading coach; Dave Erb, volunteer boys basketball coach; Rachael Clark, JHS cheerleading coach; Jacob White, JHS volunteer wrestling coach; Jana Snyder, EJES volunteer girls basketball coach; Jake Ramsey, EJES volunteer boys basketball coach; and Megan Geedey, Jason Beward, Derek Hartland, Derek Houtz, Kyle Martin and Christina Martin, Juniata Elementary School volunteer basketball coaches.

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