Lewisburg school board discusses graduation, end of year success

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May 28—LEWISBURG — Lewisburg's Area School Board on Thursday tabled a motion to approve assistant superintendent Cathy Moser to interim superintendent following the departure of Dr. Jennifer Baugh later this summer.

The board cited ongoing legalities as the reason. Moser had previously served in the role following the departures of the last two superintendents Mark DiRocco and Steven Skalka.

Baugh announced her resignation last week. She will take the same role in a school district in Colorado.

During the meeting, board members and school officials also discussed the success of the graduation ceremony, held Wednesday.

Paula Reber, Lewisburg High School principal, told the school board it has been a fabulous end of the year and she was glad students had as normal an academic experience as possible.

"It was nice to see something (graduation) normal. Feel something normal," said board member Tera Unzicker-Fassero.

"Graduation was spectacular," said Baugh. "There's so much work our staff does."

In other business, Director of Administrative Services John Fairchild said the district is still short-staffed in school kitchens with hopes to have that change by fall.

Cafeteria revenue has increased, he said. Fairchild noted the district's food service fund must be self-sustaining.

Fairchild said Congress is not extending funding for free meals and if students still require, to go on the district website to apply. He noted inflation is driving up the cost of supplies. He said notices will go out on lunch cost increases and how to apply for free lunches.

"School lunch is the best value," said Fairchild.