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Tamaqua Area awards health, print, art and graphic arts quotes

Published August 19. 2010 05:00PM

The Tamaqua Area School Board approved a series of quotes in a number of areas during its monthly meeting Tuesday evening.

The following quotes were accepted.

Health - School Health, $406.75; Everything Medical (United Health Supplies), $1,753.28; Moore Medical, $674.59; and School Kids Healthcare, $25.04.

Printing - Rush Printing, $498; Eastern Press, $160; and John Vadyak Printing, $7.687.51.

Art Supplies - Kurtz Brothers, $648.24; Dick Blick, $119.39; NASCO, $2,582.50.

Graphic Arts - Metco Supply, $995.58; Fisk Camera, $28.75; Commercial Screen Supply, $662.66; and Dick Blick, $1,496.88.

In other business, the board gave the authorization for booster clubs to hold lotteries on school grounds to award door prizes, provided the club has obtained a Small Games of Chance license from the Schuylkill County Treasurer's Licensing Authority.

Boosters wishing to hold lotteries and drawings must provide proof of compliance with Athletics Director Michael Hromyak.

The motion passed on an 8-1 vote, with School Board President Larry A. Wittig opposed. The authorization gives boosters approval to hold 50-50 drawings on school property, with the club splitting money collected with the winner. Wittig had previously opposed such cash drawings on school grounds.

In other action, the daily substitute teacher rates for the 2010-11 school year were approved at $75 per day for days 1-60 and $85 per day for day 61 and longer. The rates remained unchanged from last year.

The district entered into an agreement with Children's Service Center, Wilkes-Barre, for partial hospitalization program at $85 per day and residential treatment facility at $95 per day.

The board also entered into a contract for school nursing services with Bayada Nurses to use on an as needed basis at $50 per hour. Some Bayada nurses were reportedly used during the district's recent mandatory drug and alcohol testing of students in grades 7-12 planning to participate in co-curricular activities.

The request of Christopher Czapla, middle school principal, to purchase "Essential Elements for Guitar" textbooks at a cost not to exceed $323.82 was approved.

The board also accepted a $27,000 grant from the John E. Morgan Foundation to use in a program to assist students to become better prepared for high education. Superintendent Carol Makuta said last week the funds are concentrated on students at the middle school level.

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