School conferences

At their Jan. 12 meeting, the school board approved a number of Avonworth staff members to attend professional conferences.

Media center specialists Jennifer Gould and Sara Osborn will attend the PA School Librarians Association Conference March 28-30, in Hershey, PA, at a cost not to exceed $700 plus mileage. Title IV funds will be used to pay for the trip.

Certified school nurses Mara Aletio and Colleen Barcaskey will attend the PA Association of School Nurses and Practitioners' annual education conference, March 29-31, in State College, PA.

Primary Center principal Scott Miller will attend the Office of Child Development and Early Learning Strengthening Partnership Through Shared Leadership conference, April 3-4, in Pocono Manor, PA, at a cost not to exceed $300 plus mileage. OCDEL will pay for Miller's registration, meals and materials.

High school counselor Dave Como will attend the PA Association of Student Assistance Professionals Conference, Feb. 24-26 in State College, PA, at an estimated cost not to exceed $800.

Up to 10 staff members will visit the Mad River Local School District near Dayton, OH, Feb. 25-26 to observe and review the Wit & Wisdom English Language Arts program. Mad River is in its third year of implementation of the program, and Avonworth is considering changing to Wit & Wisdom. The cost of the trip is not to exceed $1,200.