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The Penns Manor School Board had been debating whether or not to keep a librarian on the salary for next year. It turns out that they will be, but it will be in an unusual way.

Benjamin Murphy, a multiple certification teacher, will be working as both a librarian and managing the new Penns Manor cyber school program. He will be paid a salary of $52,955. Acting superintendent Daren Johnston explains.

Johnston says this will help keep costs low by keeping cyber school money within the district instead of allowing other companies to take the stipend for schooling Penns Manor students. Plus, doubling up on teacher duties means a better value for tax payers.

Speaking of double duties, Penns Manors is also looking to fill two new vacancies, both of which would be serving multiple purposes. Penns Manor is looking to hire one person to work as both the high school boys’ physical education teacher and elementary teacher, preferably with second certification of some kind. The district would also like to fill a position for a high school English teacher, preferably with a second certification as well. The district is also looking for a number of substitute workers, including substitute teachers, substitute instructional assistants, substitute secretaries, substitute cleaners, substitute maintenance, substitute cafeteria workers and substitute cafeteria monitors.

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