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School district sets aside money for PSERS, sick pay


Penns Manor School District’s Board of Directors met last night. They discussed the recent death within the school’s staff, as well as allotting funds for the future and setting a date an upcoming architectural study. Brittany Madera has the details.


A moment of silence was held for Robert Grumbling at Penns Manor’s Board of Directors meeting last night. Board president Robert Packer reflected on what Grumbling had meant to the school.




Grumbling had worked at Penns Manors for 28 years, serving the past 8 years as the school’s maintenance supervisor.



The Committed Fund Balance for the 2012-2013 fiscal year was also discussed. More than $1,650,000 was set aside for the future for public school employee’s retirement funds as well as sick leave liability. Secretary of the board, David Kudlawiec, says that this money protects the school in case of these future expenses.


A presentation is scheduled for Thursday, November 21, at 6 p.m. to talk about a feasibility study conducted by HHSDR, Inc., a local architectural and engineering company that could be working on the school’s renovations in the future.


Superintendent T.J. Kakabar also discussed why the school had closed Wednesday, Nov. 13. Because of air in pipes, there was low or no water pressure at the school, causing potential health concerns if the school would have been open. Although the problem was fixed by 9 a.m., the closure announcement had already been made.


The next regularly scheduled meeting will take place Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at 7 p.m. A committee meeting following the reorganization meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m.

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