Last updated: November 18. 2013 11:45PM - 1626 Views
JANINE UNGVARSKY Times Leader Correspondent

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BEAR CREEK TWP. — A matter that has resurfaced at several Bear Creek Community Charter School board of trustees meetings was resolved Monday when the board approved additional payment to the architects for the new school construction project.

The board approved an additional payment not to exceed $48,000 to architects Hemmler + Camayd. The architects requested an increased payment based on additional services related to the school construction project.

In another matter related to the construction project, school CEO Jim Smith reminded the board that it will soon need to address the job description and hiring of an on-site resident inspector to monitor the construction. The board expressed agreement that this should be a full-time position.

Principal Brian Dugas told the board the school is in the middle of benchmark testing for the new Common Core curriculum that becomes effective next year. He also reported he has been invited to take part in a special cooperative effort with King’s College educators and students as well as others to travel to Uganda this summer for a month.

The local team would assist with the new education system being developed in Uganda in a grant-funded program.

In other business, the board approved an additional $193 in staff incentive payments due to an oversight in the calculations for the housekeeping staff. It also approved a revision of the agreement between the school and Wyoming Valley Children’s Association to increase hours from 20 to 23 per week to accommodate services to additional children.

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