G-RF board to fill vacancy
GEORGETOWN — School officials are looking ahead and discussed some upcoming issues this week.
Georgetown-Ridge Farm school board members will meet at 5:30 p.m. next Tuesday to select a candidate to fill the board seat vacated by Chad Steinbaugh last month. Superintendent Jean Neal said the district received six letters of interest from people wanting to be appointed.
Neal said school district representatives have had two contract negotiation sessions with members of the Georgetown-Ridge Farm Education Association, and she said the meetings have gone well. She said it was too soon to say whether a single-year or a multiyear contract would result.
The board voted to transfer $110,000 from the district's building fund to the education fund. Neal said that the state is behind on some payments, and that the district has three payrolls to meet in March. The transfer must be repaid by the end of the district's fiscal year on June 30.
The date of the Georgetown-Ridge Farm High School graduation was set for May 19.
School officials also heard a request from the Ridge Farm Heritage Society regarding memorabilia from Ridge Farm Elementary School. In December, the board voted to close the school at the end of the 2012-13 school year. Neal said that the district would want to keep some of the photos and trophies from the school after it is deactivated, but that the board could decide to donate some of the other items to the heritage society.