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Martin touts Keystone Academy success at KCSD

RENOVO — Following Thursday’s rededication of the Bucktail campus, the Keystone Central school board held its lone October meeting. The meeting was a combined work and voting session.

KCSD superintendent Jacquelyn Martin talked about the success of the Keystone Academy during her report. According to Martin, 151 students will be taking part in the academy.

“I’m pleased to announce that 151 students across K-12 have signed up for the Keystone Academy, which is our new after school program,” Martin said. “This program is intended to focus on academic learning loss and will foster healthy social and emotional development. We have 35 staff members who are juggling these after hours responsibilities across our district.”

The program is being funded through the ESSR grant money.

Martin also talked about the upcoming Homecoming parade, which will be held on Thursday, Oct. 21 in downtown Lock Haven. Once again, KCSD will join forces with Lock Haven University.

“I’ve been told there are more than 30 entries for the parade,” Martin said.

The floats will be judged in front of the Elks Lodge along E. Main St. Martin said that some “very important people” will be judging the floats. Boise “Bo” Miller will be the master of ceremonies, Martin said.

The judges for the floats will be: Clinton County sheriff Kerry Stover, Clinton County tourism director Julie Brennan and Lock Haven city manager Greg Wilson.

Martin called them “three Clinton County icons.”

The three will be evaluating the floats for school spirit and several other categories.

Martin said that a joint pep rally for Bucktail High School and Central Mountain High School will be held inside the Lock Haven University’s East Campus Gymnasium. Albert Jones of Lock Haven University will be the master of ceremonies for the pep rally.

Anyone wishing to join the KCSD alumni entry should contact Jamie Kessinger, Martin said.

“I’m really looking forward to this fun event as it boosts morale and really makes our students feel special,” Martin said.

In other business Thursday, the board:

— Approved the agreement between NRG Controls and Keystone Central School District for Preventative Maintenance and N4 Software Maintenance services, not to exceed $20,000. It will be paid for by the general fund.

— Approved the agreement with Bedford, Freeman and Worth for psychology materials not to exceed $12,987.25.

— Approved the agreement with W.W. Norton & Company for AP World History materials not to exceed $10,238.00.

— Approved the purchase with sportsman’s for Central Mountain High boys’ tennis uniforms not to exceed $728. The uniforms will be paid for by the general fund.

The Keystone Central school board will meet again at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4 for a work session at the high school. The meeting is open to the public and masks are required. The meeting is also available via Zoom through the district’s website.

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