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>>Reading School Board Denies Motion To Resume Fall Sports, Extracurriculars 

(Reading, PA) -- The Reading School Board is deciding against a motion to resume fall sports and extracurricular activities.A virtual meeting concluded with a 5-3 vote that denied the move to resume the activities.Board President Robin Costenbader-Jacobson concluded the virtual meeting by saying she was sure they will be revisiting the motion. 

>>S-D-O-L Approves Plan For Students To Return To Classroom 

(Lancaster, PA) -- School District of Lancaster officials are approving a plan that will bring students back in the classroom.Some students, identified as the most vulnerable, will be brought back on September 21st.These would include students with autism or multiple disabilities where learning online is the most challenging.Those students will spend four days a week in the classroom with more students phased back in every two to three weeks. 

>>Kutztown University Adds 66 More COVID-19 Cases 

(Maxatawny Twp., PA) -- Officials with Kutztown University say they are adding 66 more COVID-19 cases since Friday of last week.They add that 35 of the students live on campus while another 30 live off campus.A second K-U employee was among this latest round of positive tests as well.Kutztown University has reported 123 cases since August 24th, with most the result of students participating in social gatherings off campus. 

>>Conrad Weiser Third Grade Teacher To Head Overseas As Part Of Army Unit 

(Womelsdorf, PA) -- A teacher at Conrad Weiser Area School District is about to head overseas with her U-S Army unit.Anna Schmeck has taught third grade at Conrad Weiser West Elementary for the past two years along with serving as an automated logistical specialist for an aviation support battalion in the Army.Schmeck says she will return to her third-grade classroom once her mission is completed. 

>>Historic Reading Church To Get Much-Needed Repairs Thanks To State Grant 

(Reading, PA) -- Reading’s Christ Episcopal Church is getting some much-needed repairs thanks to a state grant.The church at North Fifth and Court streets in the Callowhill neighborhood has stood for nearly 200 years, but needs repairs done as well as work to prevent future deterioration.The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is awarding nearly 49-grand toward the project to stabilize, repair and protect the masonry of the buttress walls that support the church's steeple and façade.The physical church dates back to 1826 though the congregation was formed in 1763. 

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