KC meetings to deal with Dickey closure, new super

MILL HALL– March will come in like a lion at Keystone Central, as the school board starts the month with its regular work and voting meetings tomorrow night at 6 p.m. in the Central Mountain High School auditorium.

Ultimately, though, the meeting looks to be something of the calm before the storm. The agenda for the sessions, which was published online Tuesday afternoon, reveals largely business as usual at Keystone.

Chelsey Chaplin, of Central Mountain High School, is on tap to make a presentation, and Hunt Engineering is marked as tentatively presenting as well.

Several memorandums and agreements are up for approval this month, including an extension of the waiver of the requirement for Act 93 instructional and non-instructional administrators to notify the superintendent of their intention to retire six months in advance. This memorandum, if approved, will be valid only until May 3, 2018, unless it is extended again.

In the days following this meeting, the board will also hold a hearing concerning the possible closure of Dickey Elementary, set for Monday, March 5, also at 6 p.m. in the auditorium, as well as four visiting interviews with the lead contenders for the superintendent of schools position left vacant by the retirement of Kelly Hastings.

One of the candidates is Dr. Alan Lonoconus, the current substitute superintendent. The others have yet to be revealed.

It is not currently known whether these interviews will be open to the public, although Board President Charles Rosamilia has expressed a desire to include the public to some extent.