Archive - 2013 - News Article
With $300,000 in cyber charter schools tuition bills paid out by the St. Marys Area School District last year, the SMASD Board of Directors announced at Thursday's workshop meeting efforts to keep that money in district.
Parents of children age birth to kindergarten are invited to attend the First Annual Kid's Day on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 9 a.m. to noon at the St. Marys Boys and Girls Club.
The Elk County Catholic School System held its Fifth Annual Heritage Gala on Friday evening at The Red Fern in St. Marys. The theme of the gala centered around celebrating 50 years of success at Elk County Catholic High School. Among those honored were the school's seven former headmasters. Additionally, several retiring faculty members were also recognized for their dedicated years of service to the local Catholic school system.
A $1.14 million dollar price tag hangs on the installation of a new air conditioning system at South St. Marys Street Elementary School. The quote, along with a feasibility study detailing the project parameters, was provided to the St. Marys Area School District Board at Thursday's workshop meeting by KTH Architects, the firm charged with heading up the project.
HARRISBURG â€“ The Department of State took disciplinary actions against 55 licensed or commissioned professionals and organizations during the month of March, Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele announced today.
One Elk County entity was cited by the PA Board of Accountancy, with action taken against Howell and Company, Inc., license no. AF000693L, of St. Marys, on December 10, 2012. Howell and Company, Inc. was assessed a civil penalty in the amount of $3,500 for practicing on a lapsed license.
In a climate of cash strapped school districts and ever increasing costs coupled with ever decreasing funding, the St. Marys Area School District has unveiled its 2013 budget which it touts as balanced and lacking in any program cuts or tax increase.
It was revealed money collected through the city's parking meters, fines and permits resulted in a revenue of $52,000.
RIDGWAY â€“ A Johnsonburg man, Edward J. Pisani, 58, charged with operating what authorities deemed "a sophisticated and significant marijuana grow operationâ€ť from his home, was sentenced in Elk County Court Thursday to serve 12 to 24 months behind bars in Elk County Prison.
RIDGWAY â€“ "At this point in time the Commonwealth is in the dark as to what evidence might be," said Elk County District Attorney Bradley J. Kraus who was in Elk County Court Thursday seeking to compel the discovery of potential expert witnesses and documents to be used in the defense of a Ridgway man headed to trial next month on charges of marijuana manufacturing.
Despite Governor Tom Corbett's recent proposal to increase funding to support domestic violence programs by 10 percent, nonprofit organizations like CAPSEA [Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse] still struggle to make ends meet.