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 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    July 23, 2020

Spring Cove School District Sets Plans for Return in Fall

The Spring Cove School District School Board met in person on July 20, but to stay within the current restrictions put on numbers at gatherings due to COVID-19, staff and visitors had to attend virtually. The district’s reopening plan for the...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    July 2, 2020

Spring Cove Lines Up Grants; Approves $29 Million Budget

Spring Cove School District Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker spoke of the district’s 2020 graduating class with pride at the Monday, June 22, virtual school board meeting. Baker said, “I am extremely pleased that all 142 seniors completed their...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    June 25, 2020

Spring Cove Lines Up Grants; Approves $29 Million Budget

Spring Cove School District Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker spoke of the district’s 2020 graduating class with pride at the Monday, June 22, virtual school board meeting. Baker said, “I am extremely pleased that all 142 seniors completed their...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    May 28, 2020

Spring Cove School District to Recognize 142 Seniors

The coronavirus has played havoc with graduation plans everywhere, and Central High School is no exception. Spring Cove School District, however, has developed some very creative plans to honor its seniors. On Tuesday, June 2, Central High School...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    May 21, 2020

Spring Cove 2020-21 Budget Contains No Tax Increase

The May 18 Spring Cove School District School Board combined Committee of the Whole and regular meeting was focused on the 2020-21 annual proposed budget. The board unanimously voted to accept the proposed General Fund Budget for the school year...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    April 23, 2020

Spring Cove School District Continuing Education Despite Closure

The Spring Cove School District School Board held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 20, by video conference. Although the schools in the district remain physically closed through the end of the school year, education within the district...

 

Spring Cove School Board Approves $681,901 Paving Project

Discussion was intense and lengthy before the Spring Cove School District School Board took a vote on exactly how much they wanted to spend on repaving the entire Central High School/Bean Hill parking lots during the Tuesday, Feb. 18, regular...

 

Spring Cove Board Worried about Parking Lot Condition; Considers Full Replacement

The biggest topic of discussion at the Monday, Feb. 10, Spring Cove School District Committee of the Whole meeting ended up being one which was not even on the agenda. The Buildings and Grounds Committee, which was not scheduled to give a report, end...

 

Spring Cove School District Reels In Several Grants

The Monday, Jan. 13, Committee of the Whole Meeting for the Spring Cove School District School Board was highlighted by Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker announcing the awarding of several grants to the Spring Cove School District. The district was...

 

Spring Cove School District Continues to Discuss Internet Service

The Tuesday, December 3 reorganization and regular meeting of the board of directors of the Spring Cove School District was highlighted by welcoming in the new school board. Magisterial Justice...

 

Spring Cove Concerned about Internet Termination Fee; Honors District Retirees

By THOMAS SCHMITT For the Herald The Tuesday, Nov. 12, Spring Cove School District School Board and Committee of the Whole Meeting was highlighted by a lengthy discussion on the district entering into a three-year contract with Comcast for internet...

 

Mother Claims 'Unfair' Treatment by SCSD

The mother of two children in the high school told the Spring Cove School District board on Oct. 21 that she does not think she or her children are being treated fairly by the district. A closed-door executive session was held prior to the Spring...

 

Spring Cove Gets 'Positive Feedback' on Teacher Program

The Oct. 14 Spring Cove School District School Board Committee of the Whole Meeting was highlighted by the district winning a $25,000 grant recipient in the America's Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. A ceremony was...

 

S.C. Supt.: Less Funding for Public Schools in Safe Schools Grants

Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker had some bad news for the Spring Cove School Board at its regular meeting Monday, Sept. 16. Dr. Baker informed the board that although the Safe Schools Grant awards will be announced in three to four weeks, they will no...

 

Spring Cove School District to Apply for State Safety Grants

The Spring Cove School Board’s Monday, Sept. 9, Committee of the Whole Meeting was focused primarily on school grants and safety measures for the district. The administration received the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD)...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    August 22, 2019

Spring Cove S.D. Uses Grants to Prepare for 2019-20 School Year

The regular meeting of the board of directors of the Spring Cove School District was held on Monday, Aug. 19. Final preparations for the start of the 2019-20 school year were reported to the board. Painting projects, new carpet and tile, the...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    July 18, 2019

Groups' Contributions Recognized by the Spring Cove School Board

Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker gave special recognition to several groups which had significantly contributed to the Spring Cove School District at the Monday, July 15, school board meeting. The Quarterback Club has made a special effort to work...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    June 27, 2019

S.C. Real Estate Taxes Going Up 3 Percent

There was no discussion by the Spring Cove School Board at the June 24 meeting prior to it passing the 2019-20 general fund budget in the amount of $27.988 million by a 6-0 margin. This is a three-percent tax increase over last year’s budget. The...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    June 20, 2019

Spring Cove Looking at 3% Tax Increase

The Spring Cove School Board’s Committee of the Whole Meeting on Monday, June 17, ended up being quite lengthy when the topic of discussion came to the proposed final millage rates and proposed final tax hike for the 2019-20 school year....

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    May 23, 2019

Spring Cove Budget at $27.9 Million

The Monday, May 20, Spring Cove School Board meeting was moving along rapidly until the motion to adopt the proposed General Fund Budget for the school year ending 2020 in the amount of $27,988,089 came up on the agenda. A long discussion and...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    May 16, 2019

Spring Cove District Receives School Safety, Security Grant

The May 13 Spring Cove School Board Committee of the Whole meeting was highlighted by the school district receiving notice that they had been awarded the Part B Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency School Safety and Security Grant Award...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    April 11, 2019

Spring Cove District Seeks Relief from Cyber School Costs

Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker announced to the Spring Cove School Board at the April 8 Committee of the Whole meeting that she will be adding a resolution supporting Pennsylvania Senate Bill 34 and House Bill 526 to next week’s school board...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    March 21, 2019

CHS Basketball Coach Under Fire for Criticism

Solicitor Jennifer Dambeck at Monday’s night’s Spring Cove School board meeting announced a motion on the agenda to terminate a non-professional employee of the district would be tabled, as that employee has requested a school board hearing. The...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    March 14, 2019

Spring Cove Board Hears Of Middle School's Success

At the Monday, March 11, Spring Cove School Board Committee of the Whole meeting, Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker announced that Spring Cove Middle School has been recognized nationally as a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for...

 

Spring Cove District's Grant Total Well Ahead of 2017-18

At a brief Spring Cove School Board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19, Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker extended her thanks for everyone's diligence during the 2018-19 school year in seeking out and pursuing...

 

Spring Cove Grant Revenue Highest in Years

At the Tuesday, Jan. 22, Spring Cove School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker announced that the grant money secured this year by the school district is the highest recorded competitive grant revenue in recent years. So far this school...

 

Central High School Unveils New Gym

The Spring Cove School Board's initial 2019 meeting of the Committee of the Whole on Monday, Jan. 14, was highlighted by the announcement that the long-running process of installing a new gymnasium at...

 

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