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Vadella States Goals
By Stephanie Everett

At a regular meeting October 13, Forest City School Board members welcomed Christine Acevedo, the new high school principal. “We’re very glad to have her,” stated Superintendent Robert Vadella.

Geoff Wood of the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General, provided a routine information session concerning United States Department of Education funds. Since the summer, Wood has visited school districts within Northeastern Pennsylvania to inform the business office, superintendent’s office and the school board about accountability requirements pertaining to funds received through the Stimulus Act. Based on tips or audits, Wood’s office, which is based in Philadelphia, investigates fraud, waste, and misuse of Department of Education funds.

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Blue Ridge Incentive Still Uncertain
By Ted Brewster

October 12, Columbus Day, was no holiday for the Blue Ridge School Board. Its meetings seem to be drawing greater attendance these days, including a number of faculty and even retired teachers. That may not be surprising, at least in part because the Board and its Finance Committee are considering - and reconsidering - a retirement incentive package that the Business Manager wants to have in place as soon as possible so the Board can begin consideration of the budget for 2010-2011.

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