M’burg board approves technology improvements


By Casey S. Elliott - celliott@civitasmedia.com



MECHANICSBURG – Mechanicsburg Exempted Village Schools will be getting a technology upgrade for its network wiring later this year.

The school board approved a $28,338.99 bid from MobileTek Services at its March 14 meeting. The work will improve the internal wiring between the technology closets in the building, which will allow data to be transferred at a quicker rate, Treasurer Scott Maruniak said. The project is partially reimbursed through the federal e-Rate program. It will be paid for in funding year April 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017.

The board also approved staff actions, including hiring 50 percent Softball Assistant Coach Christina Heizer, accepting the resignation of high school science teacher Faith Hilterbrand, and accepting the resignation for retirement of first grade teacher Christine Robin Riley.

In other action, the board:

•Accepted donations of $1,600 from Tyler Violet for the Mack Hartley FFA Memorial Scholarship, $100 from Yale Cline for the Randy Eastman Scholarship, $100 from Timothy Champ for the Randy Eastman Scholarship, and $200 from Danny and Sandy Gaver for the Randy Eastman Scholarship.

•Approved a trip for the music department to New York City March 23-27, 2017.

•Approved the sixth grade Kirkmont Outdoor Education overnight trip May 19-May 20, 2016.

•Approved the maternity leave of absence for Kassie Coffman.

By Casey S. Elliott

celliott@civitasmedia.com

Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.

Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.