Last updated: January 17. 2014 11:42PM - 1385 Views
Susan Bettinger Times Leader correspondent

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NANTICOKE —The Greater Nanticoke Area School Board announced changes in security procedures at Thursday’s meeting in response to an incident earlier this month at the high school.

The changes include limiting the amount of hall traffic by requiring visitors to wait at the door until admitted by school official.

The new rule comes in the aftermath of an incident where a student’s mother and a several students became involved in an altercation.

Board President Ryan Verazin said that the situation is being taken very seriously. The district is also hoping to secure a grant which would enable it to hire additional police to patrol the school.

The board also made changes to the school calendar to comply with Act 80. Jan. 20, Feb. 17 and April 17, all of which had previously been scheduled days off, will now be full school days. Jan. 29 and Feb. 14, which were originally scheduled as half days, will also be full school days. The changes were necessary due to days missed because of weather.

In other matters:

• Board Vice President Ken James announced that flex passes can still be purchased at sporting events. The pass entitles the holder to discounted entry into boys basketball, girls basketball and wrestling events.

• Tara Ebert was appointed as the Title I department head as required by the collective bargaining agreement.

• The board accepted the resignation of Michelle Bednar, Conyngham Township tax collector, as of Dec. 31, 2013.

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