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Gibson Barracks Report
Compiled By Melinda Darrow


On July 28, between midnight and 4:05 a.m., several vehicles, parked at the residence of Frederick Rindock in Clifford Twp., were damaged when various tires were sliced through the sidewalls.


Robert and Laura Ralston of Hallstead discovered that between July 7 and July 24 several transactions were completed on their credit card without their authorization.

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By Melinda Darrow

Karen Voigt, the Mountain View school district's curriculum coordinator, updated those present at the July 29 school board meeting on the district's PSSA progress. After last year, both schools were in School Improvement I. At the elementary level, the reading scores for the free and reduced lunch population had been problematic. This year the elementary students rose to the challenge, meeting 17 out of 17 targets (8 math, 8 reading, and attendance rate). While in some areas AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) was not met, enough progress was made to qualify for safe harbor or confidence interval designation, and to bring the entire school into a “making progress” status. This is the best the school could have done this year; it takes two years to get into school improvement and two years to get out of it. The secondary school had been in school improvement from the previous year due to its math scores. While students were able to improve these sufficiently, the reading scores for the IEP population became problematic, causing the school to meet only 16 out of 17 targets. Although students and staff can be commended for meeting most of the targets, and for the math improvement, this still leaves the district in school improvement. This next year is very important, Mrs. Voigt emphasized, as it is slated to be the last year where the percentages remain the same; the year following they will be raised even higher. The students, staff, and administration of the schools were commended for the progress which has been made.

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