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Dave McDonough Appointed to Mt. Ephraim School Board

By Leigh Anne Hubbs

NEWS Correspondent

Due to the resignation of Mount Ephraim Board of Education (BOE) President Darlene Alexander, current President Dominic Cipolone announced a motion to appoint a new member.

image Dave McDonough was sworn in by Business Administrator Melissa Raywood and welcomed as a member by the BOE at last week’s meeting.

In other business, some residents may have noticed that the trees outside of Kershaw Middle School were removed.

While PSE&G was installing new telephone poles along the Black Horse Pike, they offered to remove the trees which were rotting on the inside at no cost to the school district.

They will be replaced with five dogwood trees by PSE&G, and positioned in prime spots in relation to the school and the highway.

Superintendent Joseph Rafferty lauded Maintenance Supervisor Chalie Blaylock and his crew for the exemplary job they did cleaning up after the snow storm, and said their diligence and hard work ensured the school grounds remained clean and safe.

BOE members said the law has recently changed regarding the two fire drills per month requirement; the law now requires one fire drill and one emergency planning drill, such as a lockdown or shelter drill.

The school election will be Tuesday, April 20.

For the remainder of the 2009-2010 school year at a salary of $46, 363 pro-rated plus single health care and benefits, the following have been approved: Maria Gallagher for science at Kershaw as of 2/22, Valerie Dellerose for kindergarten as of 2/22, and Alexandra Kenney for 2nd grade 20 days after Teresa Antunes goes on maternity leave.

Kristen Efymow has been approved to cover Valerie Dellerose’s paraprofessional position at a rate of $9.76 per hour beginning on 2/9.

The following have been approved to be substitute classroom teachers at a rate of $95 per day: Michelle Delaney, Lisa Hare, and Ilyssa Nagelberg. Lorraine Clemens was approved to be a substitute paraprofessional at $60 per day.

The National Junior Honor Society’s field trip to the Black Horse Diner for a luncheon had to be rescheduled due to the weather. Rafferty said this is a great program, and the students who are a part of it have worked very hard.

January Student of the Month winners are: 1st grade Daniel Matson, 2nd grade Gina Genovese, 3rd grade Kyleigh Stemetzki, 4th grade Jordan Klingner, 5th & 6th grade Michael Snyder, 7th & 8th grade Sage Rubeo.

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