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Dallas board approves trial agreement for cyber-school instruction


February 17. 2013 8:40AM
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DALLAS TWP. – The Dallas School Board on Monday night approved a trial agreement for cyber-school services with Seneca Valley School District.


The district will pay Seneca Valley $8,750 for 25 part-time seats and unlimited full-time seats in a cyber-school program.


The curriculum was matched and all of the core classes offered at the high school are available on the cyber program. The district has five full-time students already attending classes online.


The agreement is an attempt by the district to regain funding loss from students attending cyber schools.


It also will allow students the flexibility to work at their own pace to encourage potential drop outs or students with special needs to stay in their district and earn a diploma.


"It just blew us away when we saw it (the program provided by Seneca Valley)," said Assistant High School Principal Brian Bradshaw, "because it's just limitless in the options it offers to the kids."


The board approved field trips for the 2012/2013 school year to Roba's Pumpkin Farm, Frances Slocum State Park, Quiet Valley Farm and several worship locations in Wilkes Barre.


In another matter, Colleen Slocum of the board's legislative committee discussed the state House Education Committee plan to hold a hearing on bullying on Wednesday.


In other business, the board:


Approved parent volunteers for Dallas Elementary School.


Approved PSAT proctors for the year.


Approved the Finance Committee invoices for Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald in the amount of $2,519.86, and for attorney Benjamin R. Jones III in the amount of $6,006.00.


Approved substitute employees.


Appointed Nicole Munz as temporary professional wellness teacher.


Authorized the Dallas Junior Football Association's use of the Mountaineer Stadium on Oct. 21 for playoffs, and on Oct. 28 for the super bowl conference.


Appointed advisers for student activities in Forensics, National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society.




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