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Community activist urges more involvement in midstate school district

Written by Craig Layne, Morning Edition Host/Reporter | Jan 8, 2013 4:01 AM
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(Linglestown) -- A community activist wants to see more involvement from parents and taxpayers in one Dauphin County school district.

Bill Bostic is a Linglestown, Dauphin County-based blogger, who founded "Citizens for CD Schools."

His call to action comes on the heels of last year's 3.3 percent tax increase and the furloughs of more than 70 teachers in the Central Dauphin School District.

He says he was shocked to find what he calls "very few" residents at the meetings where school board members approved those changes.

"It's a sign of the times that the taxes will be going up, and also program cuts," Bostic says. "That's just a little snippet, and I think major changes are on the way."

Bostic is planning a kickoff meeting for the citizens group Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Lower Paxton Township Municipal Center, 425 Prince Street, Harrisburg.

He says it will be the first of several sessions for parents and residents on how they can get more information about the district's decisions before the school board votes.

Board members are invited to attend and the group hopes to work with them.

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