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Discount period for tax payment

| July 1, 2020

Property owners in the Solanco School District will receive a 2-percent discount on their real estate tax if payment is made before September 30. The discount period typically ends on August 31; however, as a courtesy to residents during covid-19, Solanco has extended this year’s discount period by one month, to September 30. Real estate tax […]

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Golf tournament August 7 will support Solanco students and teachers

| June 17, 2020

Local golfers are invited to tee it up in support of Solanco students and teachers during a tournament on Friday, August 7 at Tanglewood Manor Golf Club in Quarryville. The Solanco Education Foundation will use proceeds to fund $1,000 college scholarships to graduating seniors, and academic venture grants which enable teachers to implement innovative educational […]

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Solanco’s 2020-2021 budget

| June 16, 2020

The Solanco School Board has adopted a $60.2-million budget for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Because of the covid-19 pandemic and its negative impact on the economy, the district is anticipating a significant decrease in its collection of earned income tax and transfer tax revenue, which has made it necessary to include a 1.25-percent property […]

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Principal Long letter to the community

| June 15, 2020

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New administrators at the high school, Smith and Bart-Colerain

| June 11, 2020
New administrators at the high school, Smith and Bart-Colerain

Beginning July 1, there will be two new assistant principals at Solanco High School, and a new Dean of Students at George A. Smith Middle School. Photo: David Beard. David Beard and Jonathan Treese will be the new high school assistant principals, and Lindsay Capoferri will serve as Smith Middle School Dean of Students. Beard […]

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Lindsey Orr and Greg Schmitt receive Solanco’s highest teaching honor

| June 10, 2020
Lindsey Orr and Greg Schmitt receive Solanco’s highest teaching honor

Providence Elementary School teacher Lindsey Orr and Bart-Colerain Elementary teacher Greg Schmitt have been chosen for induction into Solanco’s Distinguished Teacher Program. Distinguished Teachers is a prestigious award that honors teachers’ instructional excellence, extraordinary success working with students, and professional leadership. Orr, a fifth grade teacher at Providence, and Schmitt, a third grade teacher at Bart-Colerain, will officially be inducted into the […]

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A rousing farewell for Cleta Lee

| June 9, 2020
A rousing farewell for Cleta Lee

At times Tuesday afternoon, vehicles were backed up from in front of Smith Middle School to Route 472. They were decorated with signs such as “We love you,” “Congratulations,” and “We will miss you Cleta!” They were all there to give Smith Middle School secretary Cleta Lee a loud and joyous send-off into retirement. As the […]

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Elementary teachers Greg and Sheila Schmitt earn distinguished recognition

| June 8, 2020
Elementary teachers Greg and Sheila Schmitt earn distinguished recognition

Bart-Colerain Elementary third grade teachers Greg and Sheila Schmitt have been chosen as recipients of WITF Teacher Impact Awards. WITF is a public broadcasting television station in Harrisburg, and in partnership with Rotary District 7390, WITF has honored teachers in seven counties, including the Schmitt’s, for their “exemplary dedication to their students and community.” According to […]

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