MILL HALL – The Keystone Central School Board held its shortest meeting in recent memory Thursday night. The voting session lasted only seven minutes, with the majority of that time devoted to Superintendent Jacquelyn Martin’s report.
Among the highlights:
– Martin took the time to remember Frank “Jack” Hanobic, longtime teacher, coach, athletic administrator and referee, died on June 28.
“Jack will be remembered for his service and dedication to the youth of the Renovo community”, Martin said. “I know our administrative team is planning to make personal memorial donations to places requested by families. “
Hanobic was honored earlier this year by naming the Bucktail High School Basketball Court in his honor. He had spent decades teaching and mentoring the youth of western Clinton County. The plaque, unveiled in February, reads: “This court pays tribute to the legacy of Frank ‘Jack’ Hanobic, a man who always put his school and his community first. Jack was the athletic director and a proud supporter of all athletes. An educator for 36 years, Jack was also director of the Western Clinton County Youth Center. Jack is remembered by Renovo athletes as a genuinely caring person with a tireless work ethic. Mr. Hanobic, we thank you, your benevolent legacy will live on in the hearts and lives of all the young people of Renovo.
– Martin noted that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf enacted Law 66 of 2021 on June 30, 2021. This law allows students who were enrolled in the 2020-21 school year to repeat their grade level to compensate any loss of learning due to the pandemic, even if the student met the requirements for promotion to the next grade level.
She said details of Bill 66 are available on the Pennsylvania Department of Education website.
“Although the law grants families the right to seek detention, we encourage parents and families to follow the grade recommendations of their child’s teachers for the upcoming school year. “ Martin said.
The deadline for filing is July 15, Martin said.
“It’s a quick turnaround” Martin noted.
– The district’s new and improved website is about to be launched, Martin said. The district was aiming for July 1 to unveil the new website, but there were a few obstacles.
“We had some delays in updating some content and migrating pages. I’m sure everyone here has had some experience with new websites and knows it’s not an easy task and we’ve had a pretty tight schedule ”, Martin said.
Martin said the next time they meet as a council there will be a “Preview of the new site”.
– The summer program entitled “Keystone camp” starts Monday, Martin said. The goal of Keystone Camp is to provide K-12 students with a safe and fun learning environment for one month during the summer to maintain educational consistency for students.
“(We are) delighted to welcome the children to our school buildings this summer”, she said.
Following Martin’s report, almost the entire agenda was proposed and adopted unanimously.
The school board will meet again at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 5 for a working session. This meeting will be held in person, but will also be accessible through Zoom on the district’s website.