PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Despite the fact that the Punxsutawney Area School District teacherâ€™s contract expired last June, both sides say the negotiations continue toward a settlement.
Don Gill, president of the Punxsutawney Area Education Association (PAEA), and Gary Conrad, Punxsutawney Area School Board president, agreed to a joint interview to discuss exactly where the negotiations stand at this point.
Gill said the union and board actually began negotiations as an early bird prior to the six months before the former contract expired when formal negotiations are permitted to begin.
BROOKVILLE â€” A new statewide initiative has local police department officers reminding teen drivers to click it or ticket.
This week, Brookville Borough Police teamed up with Brookville Jr.-Sr. High School to take part in PennDOTâ€™s teen driver safety mobilization, an initiative intended to inform teen drivers about a new seatbelt law.
â€śToday, itâ€™s not about issuing citations,â€ť PennDOT Safety Press Officer Shawn Houck said. â€śItâ€™s about awareness. Weâ€™re trying to get the message out.â€ť
Using shoeboxes and other craft items, students from Cheri Barenchikâ€™s second-grade class at Parkview Elementary School created a mini-replica of downtown Punxsutawney. The replica was part of a social studies unit titled â€śNeeds and Wants,â€ť designed to teach students how to use a map and get around town.