The Littlestown Area School District Board has approved repairs and upgrades to be made at the Alloway Creek Elementary School (ACES) and the Littlestown High School (LHS) during the 2021-2022 school year.
ACES will get needed cosmetic repairs including regrading and reseeding of the grass areas between the playground and the school building. The existing sidewalk in the bus loop will be extended and masonry control joint caulking will be completed and a new building automation systems controller for the new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system will be installed.
Rooms 17 and 18 at LHS will have the HVAC replaced and receive an automated controller system. Window balances and pivot shoes will be replaced and masonry repairs will be completed on the back of the old gym, the auditorium, and the band room.
Funding was also unanimously approved for a batting tunnel and netting to be installed at the field for the LHS Baseball Team. Board members approved the funds to be taken from the General Fund – Budgetary Reserve for the installation.
Motions were made and approved for personnel matters including the recommendation for the creation of a new Assistant to the Superintendent position. Pending the receipt of clearances, Steven Foor was approved as District Business Administrator effective July 14, 2021.
Beth Becker reported on the recent work done by the Thunderbolt Foundation. The foundation donated 41 instruments and various other music items to the LASD music department estimated at $8,000.00. “The foundation will also donate two more beginner saxophones to the music department,” said Becker. “This is always a big request.” Beginner saxophones are the most expensive instrument rental, and this donation will be used for students who cannot participate in the rental program.
The Thunderbolt Foundation is continuing their stated reading initiative by giving $2,500.00 to the third and fourth grade classes at ACES for the reading program. Becker said the foundation has already given to the first and second grade classes and this donation will be the next phase to get books into the hands of students.
The Board also recognized LASD’s March Students of the Month during the meeting. Second grade student Ethan Rhodes and fifth-grader Emma Plunkert represented ACES. Maple Avenue Middle School chose Brooke Martin, a seventh-grader who rides horses in barrel racing as the Student of the Month.
Seniors Cambell Wooten and Bailey Smith were presented as LHS Students of the Month. Wooten will be attending Temple University to major in music technology with a minor in physics. He is a member of PMA Region 5 Choir and Orchestra, and this summer will be a member of the 7Th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, a professional youth musician group.
Ms. Smith will be attending Delaware Valley University to major in sports management. She has played softball for 13 years and has been a varsity starter for four years. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the Tri-M Music Honor Society, and the trumpet section of the LHS Band.
The next meeting of the LASD Board will be on May 17, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.