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Bischof reappointed head of NASD community education

Sandra Bischof was reappointed coordinator of the community education program in Northampton Area School District.

NASD Board of Education, at its Sept. 12 meeting, voted 9-0 to approve, as recommended by the administration, the reappointment of Bischof as coordinator at $2,000 for the fall session of the 2022-23 school year.

The vote included approval of continuation of the program, a revised list of anticipated classes and the roster of instructors and their stipends.

Classes are open to NASD residents and nonresidents. Classes require at least five participants for class to be held.

Fall classes are continuing, with water aerobics, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Oct. 6, 11, 13, 18 and 25 for session one and Nov. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 and 17 for session two at Northampton Area Middle School; country line dancing, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays Oct. 11, 18 and 25 and Nov. 1 and 8 at Siegfried Elementary School (doors by the playground and flagpole will open 6:15 p.m.); and lap swim, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays Oct. 10, 17 and 24 and Nov. 7 and 14 (no one is allowed in the pool before 7:30 p.m., everyone must exit the pool by 8:30 p.m., and locker rooms are available 8:30-8:45 p.m.).

For further information, contact Bischof at bischofs@nasdschools.org or 610-248-0797. To register, visit nasdschools.org/page/community-ed.

In other business at the Sept. 12 meeting, school directors voted 9-0, as recommended by the administration, to approve the following.

• Three-year electric generator service agreement with Engines Inc., Northampton, for eight district emergency generators, July 1-June 30, 2025, at - year one service, $6,345, plus load bank test, $6,000, for $12,345; year two service, $6,345; and year three service $6,345

• Three-year telephone systems service agreement with Eastern Telephone and Telecommunication Inc., Bethlehem, to service, maintain and apply software updates to district phone systems, July 1-June 30, 2025, at $14,000 per year

• Five-year service agreement with Schindler Elevator Corp., Morristown, N.J., for service and inspections of Lehigh Elementary School’s elevator, June 2-June 1, 2027, at $3,348 per year

• Agreement between NASD and Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 to provide remedial instruction in reading and math to nonproficient students in qualifying nonpublic schools at $28,675 for instruction and $290 for parent-involvement programming. The CIU-20 administrative service fee is 3% of the total amount. Costs are covered through the 2022-23 Title I grant.

• Elect Attorney Tyree A. Blair Sr. to Northampton Community College board of trustees for unexpired term of John Squarcia until June 30, 2026

• Accept, with appreciation, donation of fall and winter coats for students in need at George Wolf Elementary School, Borough Elementary Schools, Moore Elementary School, Lehigh Elementary School and NAMS from St. Nicholas Knights of Columbus, care of Paul Sparling, Walnutport

In other business at the Sept. 12 meeting, school directors voted 8-1, as recommended by the administration, with school Director Kim Bretzik voting no, to approve the revised curricula, including kindergarten through second grade phonics, English 6, English 7, reading 7, English 8, Crafting a Reading Life, math 7, math 8, teen health 8, Design Thinking and Innovation, English 11 and honors English 11.

The board of education next meets 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in the auditorium at Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave., Northampton.