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PRINGLE — Nancy Tkatch, administrative director, announced on Monday night the completion of West Side Career and Technology Center’s application for participation in the Pennsylvania Pathways Innovation Network.

The program attempts to facilitate partnerships between educational entities and employer organizations conducting a one year feasibility study.

The motto of the effort is “Every Teen with a Dream and a Plan,” referring to importance of student planning in the long term.

Jack Gill, president of the school’s Joint Operating Committee, welcomed Superintendent Ronald Grevera of Northwest Area as superintendent of record for the upcoming year.

Principal Richard Rava said 189 applications were pending for the center, reflecting a high quality of education and preparation available there.

In another matter, Tracey Blane asked the JOC why a teacher had been granted an emergency certificate for a second year.

“That certificate was approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and is completely appropriate,” said Tkatch. “That teacher is doing a great job.”

The board tabled two requests from Wyoming Valley West School District to utilize its gym for extracurricular activities.

“We just want to take some time to look into the requests and the specific usage of the gym,” said Gill.

The next meeting of the Joint Operating Committee will be on Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m.

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