Spring Cove approves trips, water testing

District purchases students’ livestock

MARTINSBURG — The Spring Cove School District board approved two upcoming out-of-state trips for students at Monday’s meeting.

Middle school seventh-graders have been approved to attend a Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament May 23 in Hanover, Md., at no cost to the district.

The board also approved a trip to Springfield, Mass., for one instructor and up to four students to attend the FFA Eastern Exposition Sept. 13 to 15 at no cost to the district.

The school board approved to have Fairway Labs test about 20 water samples for lead at a rate of $15 per sample.

As part of the legislation adopted as part of the state budget, districts were encouraged to test water in buildings for potential lead contamination. Lead has been found in water in some Philadelphia and Butler County schools.

Supervisor Betsy Baker said the school district purchased two hogs from students at the Blair County Junior Livestock Sale last week. The school district purchased Olivia Dodson’s 258-pound hog at $2.25 per pound and Jarrett Wagner’s 244-pound hog for $2.10 per pound.

In other business, the board:

– Was informed that fall sports schedules have been printed and are now available in the district schools.

– Approved employment for a number of positions.