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 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    October 21, 2021 

Capitol Hotel in Hollidaysburg Closing For Now Due to COVID-19

Brian Laratonda and his family have owned the Capitol Hotel since 1970. Laratonda has worked in the business for 40 years, but the devastating economic effects of COVID-19 have made Laratonda decide to close the coffee shop/restaurant for now....

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    October 21, 2021 

SCSD Mask Discussion Continues; Board Members Presented with Awards

The Monday, Oct. 18, Spring Cove School District Board of Directors regular meeting opened with school Board Member John Biddle and President James Butler receiving recognition from the Pa. School Board Association (PSBA) Representative Andrea...

 

SCSD School Board Hears from New Alliance

The administrative office board room of the Spring Cove School District was crowded with parents and public wanting to express their views on masking once again at the Monday, Oct. 11, committee of the whole meeting for the district. With about 20 me...

 

SCSD Votes to Follow Mask Mandate, Inciting Anger From Parents, A Plea From Student For No Virtual School

The regular voting meeting of the Spring Cove District Board of Directors was held Monday, Sept. 20, at the Spring Cove Elementary School with a packed gymnasium waiting to address the school board....

 

Masking Sparks Controversy in Cove Schools

The Monday, Sept. 13, Spring Cove School District Board of Directors Committee of the Whole Meeting was held in a packed gymnasium in the Spring Cove Elementary School. With all nine school board...

 

9/11 Remembrance to Take Place at the Jaffa Shrine

A show of faith, patriotism, and civic pride marking the 20th anniversary remembrance of one of our nation’s greatest tragedies on Sept. 11, 2001, will be held Saturday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Jaffa Shrine Center in Altoona. The event will...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    August 19, 2021

SCSD Addresses Health and Safety Concerns

The regular meeting of the Spring Cove School Board of Directors was held Monday, Aug. 16, at the administration office board room. The status of the school’s Health and Safety Plan was the focus of Superintendent Betsy Baker’s report. Although...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    August 12, 2021

Spring Cove School District Says More on Health And Safety Plan

The Spring Cove School District Board of Directors held a committee of the whole meeting combined with a regular board meeting on Monday, Aug. 9, at the administration office board room. The biggest topic of discussion was the district’s health...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    July 22, 2021

SCSD Outlines 2021-22 School Year COVID-19 Restrictions

The regular Board of Directors meeting for the Spring Cove School District was held Monday, July 19, at the administration office board room. This was the first live, in-person board meeting held in 16 months, bringing an end to all online Zoom...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    May 13, 2021

Spring Cove School Plans No Real Estate Tax Increase for 2021-22

The Spring Cove School District monthly committee of the whole meeting was held Monday, May 10, at the administration office boardroom with all visitors participating virtually. A presentation on the...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    April 22, 2021

Spring Cove School District Receives PAsmart Grant

The Spring Cove School District Board of Directors regular meeting was held Monday, April 19, in the administrative office board room with all visitors participating virtually. Last week, the Spring Cove District was awarded the PAsmart Grant for...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    April 15, 2021

SC Middle School Asks for Creation of Asst. Principal Position

The Monday, April 12, Spring Cove School District Board of Directors Committee of the Whole Meeting was held at the Administration Office Board Room with visitors participating virtually. Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker announced the COVID-19 case...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    March 18, 2021

Spring Cove In Process of Having Staff Vaccinated

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Spring Cove School District was held at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 15 in the Administration Office Board Room with visitors participating virtually. Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker updated the board...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    March 11, 2021

Randy Lafferty Appointed to Spring Cove School Board; Supt. Reports on COVID Numbers

Editor's Note: The print edition of this story had an incorrect headline. The correct information is that Randy Lafferty was appointed to Spring Cove School Board. The error was the Herald's and the Herald apologizes for the error. The Monday, March... Full story

 

Spring Cove Honors Larry Kulp, Accepts Rhykerd's Resignation

The Feb. 16 regular Board of Directors meeting for the Spring Cove School District was held virtually at 7 p.m. Under special recognitions, a Resolution of Respect was given for F. Larry Kulp, to honor his memory for faithful service as a Spring...

 

Spring Cove Honors Larry Kulp, Former Boardmember

The Feb. 16 regular Board of Directors meeting for the Spring Cove School District was held virtually at 7 p.m. Under special recognitions, a Resolution of Respect was given for F. Larry Kulp, to honor his memory for faithful service as a Spring...

 

Work Progresses on S.C. Middle School Vestibule Project

At the Feb. 8 Spring Cove School District Board of Directors Committee of the Whole Meeting, Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker reviewed the state of COVID-19 cases in the various schools in the district. Dr. Baker told the board, "COVID cases continue,...

 

Spring Cove Superintendent: COVID-19 Response is 'A Huge Focus of Our Time'

At the regular Spring Cove School District Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19, Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker updated the board on cases of coronavirus and closings within the district. “The COVID-19 response remains a huge focus of...

 

SC Superintendent: COVID-19 Response 'A Huge Focus' of Our Time'

At the regular Spring Cove School District Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19, Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker updated the board on cases of coronavirus and closings within the district. “The COVID-19 response remains a huge focus of...

 

Spring Cove School District Re-Starts Athletics, Works on Vaccination Plan

The Spring Cove School District Board of Directors Committee of the Whole working meeting was held remotely on Monday, Jan. 11, with new board president Jim Butler presiding. A closed-door executive session was held prior to the meeting for...

 

SCSD Supt. Explains 'Behind the Scenes' of the District Going to Virtual Instruction

The Spring Cove School District Board of Directors held its Reorganization and Regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Administration Board Room with visitors participating virtually. Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker announced the district would...

 

Spring Cove District Has No Plans To Move to a Hybrid Model

The Spring Cove School District Board of Directors met Monday, Nov. 9, for a combined committee of the whole and regular meeting at the administration office board room in Roaring Spring with the public participating virtually. Superintendent Dr. Bet...

 

Spring Cove School District Has No Plans To Move to a Hybrid Model

The Spring Cove School District Board of Directors met Monday, Nov. 9, for a combined committee of the whole and regular meeting at the administration office board room in Roaring Spring with the public participating virtually. Superintendent Dr. Bet...

 

SC Superintendent Asks District to 'Remain Extremely Vigilant' Regarding Spread of COVID-19

The Board of Directors of the Spring Cove School District met for its regular monthly school board meeting Oct. 19, in the Administration Building boardroom with visitors participating remotely. District Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker addressed conce...

 

Spring Cove Focuses on Obtaining Grants

The Board of Directors of the Spring Cove School District met as a Committee of the Whole at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, in the Administration Board Room with visitors participating virtually. Information about grants highlighted the meeting....

 

Spring Cove Wrestles With Ways to Present Home Athletic Events

The Monday, Sept. 21, regular school board meeting for the Spring Cove School District was held at 7 p.m. at the Administrative Office Board Room. The biggest topic of discussion proved to be the revision of the Spring Cove School District Athletic H...

 

SC Board Hears Concerned Citizen

The Spring Cove School District School Board held its monthly Committee of the Whole Meeting on Monday, Sept. 14, in the district Administrative Board Room. A visitor to the meeting, Sherry Dilling, an alumna of the Spring Cove School District,...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    August 20, 2020

Spring Cove Making Changes but Holding to Plans

The Monday, Aug. 10, Spring Cove School District School Board combined Committee of the Whole and Regular School Board meeting was heavily focused on getting the 2020-21 school year ready to start and adapt to changes which may have to be made as a...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    August 20, 2020

Spring Cove Continues to Adjust to Meet COVID-19 Restrictions

The regular meeting of the Spring Cove School District School Board on Aug. 17, began with Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker reemphasizing that the district is moving forward with their plans to fully reopen for the school year,with in-person...

 
 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...

 

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