TEACHERS PICKET IN DANVILLE
Students and teachers in the Danville School District are off Friday and Monday for the Easter holiday, but they will be off next week as well. Tuesday will mark the second day of a five-day teachers’ strike. Negotiations between the Danville Education and the school district broke down Wednesday night, and the teachers walked off the job Thursday. The impasse is over salaries. The strike will be limited to five days in order to complete a full instruction year by June 30th. No new negotiations are scheduled in the dispute.
JUNIATA COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES READING PLAN
The Juniata County School Board has approved the purchase of professional development services, books, shelves, bins, and carts to implement a district-wide reading program. The plan is priced at just over $219,000.00. The new plan will help instructors teach reading on a more individualized basis. The board also approved meal prices for the 2014-2015 school year. Lunch for full-paying students will be $2.20 at the elementary level and $2.45 for secondary students. Adult lunches will cost $3.45. The board also rehired Metz Culinary Management to run district cafeterias in the next school year, at a guaranteed profit of not less than $10,000.00.
SNYDER COUNTY MAN INJURED IN CAR AND HORSE COLLISION
A Mount Pleasant Mills man sustained major injuries Thursday when his car hit a horse-drawn manure spreader in Union Township, Snyder County. State Police at Selinsgrove say Daniel Kantz, 50, struck the implement being drawn by the horses of Clarence Martin, 60, of Selinsgrove. Kantz was flown to Geisinger Medical Center fro treatment of major injuries. Martin was not injured. The horses were killed in the collision. Officers say Kantz will be charged with driving at an unsafe speed in the 11:15 a.m. collision.