Lake-Lehman School Board honors students

First Posted: 12/17/2014

LEHMAN TWP. — Six students were honored at the Dec. 15 Lake-Lehman School Board meeting for winning this year’s sixth-grade holiday card contest.

The winners were Katie Kaplanski and Gabby Shonis of Lehman-Jackson Elementary, Lyndsey Sayre and Jessica Spencer of Ross Elementary and Madison Tereska and Mariah Hastings of Lake-Noxen Elementary. Jill Casale, an art teacher at Lehman-Jackson Elementary, presented certificates to the winners.

Jean Lipski presented certificates of academic achievement to the students who participated in the Lake-Lehman Scholastic Scrimmage Team. Jason Field, James Cihocki, Jenna Mortenson, Jasmine Moku, David Orhotsky and Kaley Egan received certificates.

Lipski said the students spent hours after class preparing for the scrimmage and dfeated the Central Susquehanna and Northeastern school districts in the championships, which earned them a $5,000 prize.

“I’m really proud of them,” Lipski said. “They had so much fun together and represented Lehman very well.”

The scrimmage will air on WVIA in January.

The school board appointed Sara Eneboe, of Shavertown, as a substitute teacher and Erin Yatsko, of Harveys Lake,as a food service, clerical and paraprofessional substitute. The board also accepted a letter of retirement from maintenance worker Mark McDermott. The administration was authorized to advertise for a full-time maintenance worker position.

A cooperative sponsorship agreement was adopted between the boys’ volleyball teams of the Lake-Lehman and Northwest Area school districts beginning in the spring semester.

A letter of engagement was approved between DeHey McAndrew LLC, business management consultation services and the Lake-Lehman School District to provide services involving the district’s current IRC Section 403(b) Salary Reduction Agreement (SRA) Plan for 2015. An SRA is an agreement between an employee and an employer in which the employee decides how much taxable income will be withheld from his or her regular payment.

The letter of engagement will also renew an agreement with DeHey McAndrew to provide IRC Section 125 reporting for the Cash Exchange Program, available for eligible district employees.

The board approved the treasurer’s report which indicated a year-ending balance of $10,922,385.47 for the district. Bills amounting to $324,724.97 were also accepted and will be filed for audit.

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