DuBOIS — The DuBois Area School Board approved two tax assessment appeals at its recent virtual meeting.

The appeals, which were approved without exemption, were in reference to properties in Reynoldsville Borough ($11,480) and Sykesville Borough ($87,100), according to Business Manager Jeanette Buriak.

In both cases, the properties were recently given/donated to the boroughs, said Buriak.

“We have agreed with the boroughs to the properties remaining taxable, whereby they will request a waiver of taxes yearly until the time when they are either using the property for a municipal purpose, (and they will become exempt), or the property is resold or rented for a non-municipal purpose and the property will be taxable,” Buriak said.

In other action, the board approved the retirement of Douglas McMillen Sr., custodian at the middle school, effective Aug. 5.

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The board also approved the resignation of Teresa Brownlee from the extra-duty position of Intramural STEAM coach (The Secrets of Baking: Family and Consumer Science Session), effective immediately.

The resignation of Kristina Keith from the extra-duty position of intramural STEAM coach (Ukulele Modern Band Session) was also approved and effective immediately.

The board also created a secondary special education teacher position at the high school, effective with the 2020-21 school year.

A memorandum of understanding between the district and the DuBois Area Education Association, the teachers’ union, was approved for the length of work day and year.

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