Octorara Area School District says goodbye to four teachers

Octorara School District EmbleFour long-time Octorara Area School District teachers offered their retirement resignations at a school board meeting Monday, April 21, which were accepted with regret and kind words from district Superintendent Tom Newcome.

Retiring are:

  • David Rutledge, school-to-career coordinator and a district employee since 1992.
  • Jeffrey Butch, a high school social studies teacher and student council advisor who was first hired in 1999.
  • Debra Bloth, a high school French/Spanish teacher hired in 1975.
  • Susan Hetrick, a third/fourth grade teacher who has been a district employee since 1997.

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County renews health insurance supplement plans

Chester County residents who find gaps in their health insurance or who have signed up for coverage in the Affordable Care Act will be able to augment their care under a county sponsored program.

Jeanne Casner, director of the Chester County Health Department, unveiled the launch of a discount health card at a meeting of the county commissioners in Parkesburg Wednesday.

“This is not health insurance,” Casner told the audience at the meeting, held at Borough Hall as part of the commissioners’ “On the Road” series of sessions outside the county seat of West Chester. “But it is a nice supplement to having health insurance or not having health insurance.”

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