Upper Adams School District (UASD) school board member Elaine Jones has retired after 16 years of service. The board voted to accept her resignation on Monday.
“Thank you so much for your long and steadfast and diligent service. You have really been a role model and I’m going to miss you,” said board member Christopher Fee.
“I would like to offer our deep appreciation for your years of service to the community, said board President Tom Wilson.
Wilson said applications for the vacant seat are available on the district’s website and that some applications have already been received.
Wilson said candidates will be interviewed at the board’s December 1 meeting, followed by a vote to choose Ms. Jones’ replacement.
The board also voted on Monday to sell the Bendersville Elementary School building, located at 137 Rampike Hill Rd., which has been closed since June. The board also approved the first step in the processes, which is to hire two appraisers to assess the building’s value.
The district said the building was in good shape but they did not need it. “I don’t want the district to become a landlord,” said school superintendent Wesley Doll.
The building will be sold either through a realtor or at auction.
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