On Monday, an automatic door will be installed at Bald Eagle Area High School.
It’s part of the district’s efforts to help keep its facilities handicap accessible, said Superintendent Jeff Miles.
But it comes with help from a Pennsylvania-based gas and convenience store.
On July 10, Rose Hoover, district administrative assistant and webmaster, wrote a note to Sheetz on behalf of Miles asking for its help in funding the new entrance.
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Less than a month later, Sheetz agreed to completely fund the door and provide contractors to install it, Miles said at a school board meeting Thursday night.
The estimated cost of the project was about $4,070, Miles said.
The board also discussed changes to its upcoming teacher contracts.
The copy was a tentative contract that runs from the 2014-15 school year through 2017, and needs to be ratified by the teachers union early next week as teachers’ first day of school is Tuesday.
Students start school Sept. 2.
Planned changes include amends to health care, bereavement, tuition reimbursement and more.
It also adds an extra day of work for teachers, totaling 187 days.
“It’s an opportunity for them to have an extra day to prepare for the new programs added at some of the schools,” Miles said.
They also addressed annual salary increases: 3.36 percent for 2014-15, 2.97 percent in 2015-16 and 2.92 percent in 2016-17, according to the contract report.
The starting salary for first-time, first-year teachers at the district is just more than $37,000.
Teachers present at the meeting had no comment regarding the proposed contract.
The board also approved the hiring of five new teachers and a middle/high school assistant principal to aid Principal Jack Tobias.
The board’s next meeting is Sept. 11.