Large group of Cranberry students participate in sports

The Cranberry Area School District has a hefty number of students participating in fall sports, according to a report presented by Athletic Director Brad Earp at a school board meeting Monday.

Earp said the fall complement of Cranberry athletes numbers 119 students in grades seven through 12.

A breakdown shows 27 young people participating in the co-operative football program with the Oil City School District. That number includes nine high school students and 18 junior high students.

“The positive trend for me is the football program … (it) is really going,” said Earp, adding “the numbers continue to increase.”

Also joining in the co-op program are eight Cranberry students on the soccer team and four joining the Oiler marching band, he said.

Last year’s spring sports program also featured a large group of Cranberry students. Earp said 138 Cranberry pupils participated in those sports.

Costs are tallied

Board Secretary Henry Karg said the final financial numbers for Cranberry students involved in I-U 6 programs and the Venango Techology Center have been compiled.

The I-U 6 bill to Cranberry for the 2018-19 school term is $410,583. The Vo-Tech cost for Cranberry students is $520,384, with the figure reduced by subsidies to about $470,000.

Karg also said the charter school charges for 32 Cranberry students last school term amounted to $335,000. That is lower than the previous year.

Menus on view

Kim Daugherty, food services director for the district, said an online site has been updated to include daily menus for the elementary school and high school.

Parents can view daily menu offerings as well as set up an online account for students’ cafeteria charges. The menu entries include information about specific food choices as well as carb and calorie details.

In other matters:

– Tammy LaRoche was hired as a cafeteria worker at Cranberry Elementary School.

– Mick Wachob and Morgan McKee were approved as elementary basketball coaches for the 2019-20 school year. The board also accepted the resignation of Michael Woods as elementary basketball coach.

– The board approved a request from the Cranberry Drama Club to hold a matinee show for a musical at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9.

– A proposal to permit high school credits taken during middle school to be added to a permanent transcript and counted toward fulfillment of graduation requirements was approved.

– The Venango County Joint Ministerial was given permission to use the high school auditorium from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24.