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Colonial Beach Council mulls zoning rules

Colonial Beach Council mulls zoning rules

Despite a plea from Planning Commission Chair Robin Schick, the Colonial Beach Town Council will hol...

Dog Day of August offers fun for pooches

Dog Day of August offers fun for pooches

Come out and join other dog lovers on Aug. 8 for a doggone good time. You and your K-9 companion can...

Downtown Colonial Beach Steering Committee seeks non-profit status

Downtown Colonial Beach Steering Committee seeks non-profit status

The Downtown Colonial Beach Steering Committee is now operating with a board of directors, complete ...

Would merging Westmoreland, Colonial Beach schools solve tax issue?

For Colonial Beach taxpayers concerned about a new tax increase, caused by a $400,000 shortfall in t...

Colonial Beach residents develop green thumb community garden

Colonial Beach residents develop green thumb community garden

If you’re interested in growing your own fresh vegetables, it’s not too late to rent a p...

Infrastructure projects moving forward in Colonial Beach

Colonial Beach has, and continues to, undergo continuous infrastructural work right below residents ...

 

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School board briefed on test scores

The Colonial Beach School Board met July 8 for the first time since school let out.
The summer break seemed to have a positive affect on both the board and the staff. Some technical mishaps in the room brought some jovial laughter, and the business portion of the meeting lasted five minutes.

Read more: School board briefed on test scores

School under fire for budget shortfall

Once again the Colonial Beach Public Schools came under fire by a few speakers at the public hearing on the Colonial Beach proposed budget.

Read more: School under fire for budget shortfall

CB School Board paves path for free lunches for all students

The Colonial Beach School Board took steps at its June 10 meeting to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students in the school system. The board applied for a program that will take affect in the 2015-16 school year.
Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, school systems that are eligible can apply to make breakfast and lunch free to all students within the school system. The program eliminates the need for families to fill out and provide household applications for free or reduced-price meals.

Read more: CB School Board paves path for free lunches for all students

Colonial Beach Council continues deliberation on school demolition

Long discussions at the May 15 Colonial Beach Town Council meeting reveal that council members remain split on how to approach the demolition of buildings at the old Douglas Avenue Elementary School campus.
A Jan. 5, 2014 fire destroyed the two-story building at the former campus, leaving the buildings and grounds around them in a collapse zone. This forced school officials to relocate students.

Read more: Colonial Beach Council continues deliberation on school demolition

Colonial Beach council seeks school demolition estimates

The Colonial Beach Town Council has voted unanimously to obtain estimates for the demolition of the burned out old high school/middle school building at 315 Douglas Ave.

Read more: Colonial Beach council seeks school demolition estimates

School reduces funding request from Town

The Colonial Beach School Board has approved a $6.8 million 2015-16 school year budget proposal. The document now goes to the Colonial Beach Town Council, which has the authority to allocate local money to the school system.

Read more: School reduces funding request from Town

Try #4 for a public hearing on school superintendent

Maybe the Westmoreland County School Board needs to hire a weatherman before it hires a new school superintendent. 
Cathy Rice, the assistant school superintendent of the Westmoreland school system, said Monday the school board had decided to schedule a fourth attempt at holding a public hearing at a time when the weather is likely to be more favorable.  “They voted to reschedule the hearing for 6 p.m. on March 30th at Washington and Lee High School,” Rice said.

Read more: Try #4 for a public hearing on school superintendent

Beach schools unveil $6.9M 2015-16 budget

Colonial Beach Schools Superintendent Kevin Newman presented the first draft of the propsed 2015-16 budget to the school board during its Feb 24 meeting.

Read more: Beach schools unveil $6.9M 2015-16 budget

 

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