Supporting career technology

June 20th, 2015 12:03 pm

First Posted: 2/29/2012

SCOTT TOWNSHIP- The Lakeland School Board approved the resolution to share and support interest in the Lackawanna County Area Vocational Technical School Career located at 3201 Rockwell Ave., Scranton during its meeting held Feb. 15.

The board did state that its approval was depended on the approval of the other schools involved, which include Carbondale Area, Dunmore, Forest City Regional, Mid-Valley, North Pocono, Riverside, Scranton and Valley View.

If the districts approve the resolution they are agreeing to support the building infrastructure renovations, repair and replacement of electrical and mechanical systems, and the purchase of equipment for the instructional purposes.

The district is responsible for a portion of the repairs and that figure is based on the district's number of students . "Career Technology is very important to our students, and Career Technology is becoming more and more popular with our students and we need to support it whenever we can," said board president Mary Retzbach.

In other business, the board agreed that the roof needs to be replaced and agreed to research costs and repair time. The board agreed to approve the agreement proposal between the district and Burkavage Design Proposal of a district-wide update in an amount not to exceed $9,500.