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[January 28, 2013]
Education digest: New school district phone numbers; Wilson energy event
Jan 27, 2013 (Public Opinion - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Chambersburg Area School District is changing its information hotlines that parents access for delays, schedule changes and the district.
The district is also adding a phone number strictly for Spanish speakers.
The new phone numbers are 261-5680 for English and 261-5684 for Spanish. The change takes effect immediately.
The information hotline provides announcements on delays, cancellations and events. Messages are available by phone 24-hours a day. The district uses a Global Connect messaging system to disperse some important news to parents.
The district also added a news announcement on its web page and placed the info on the cancellation and delays page, in addition to the "contact us" page on the disitrict's web site.
According to district technology director Christine Wolgemuth, the reason for the change is due to updates of the district's phone system.
- Wilson's Energy and You: Wilson College will host the fifth annual Energy and You workshop for home and business owners who want to learn how to reduce energy consumption and costs Feb. 9. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Brooks Science Complex, with walk-in registration starting at 8 a.m.
John Hanger, who served as Pennsylvania Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection from 2008 to 2011, will deliver the keynote address title "The Environmental and Economic Truth about Gas Drilling and Our Energy Choices." The workshop will also feature special interest sessions throughout the day and discussions will be held over lunch.
The workshop will also feature electric cars, educational exhibits, alternative energy vendors and art made by students at Chambersburg Area Senior High School.
Admission with registration is $20 per person and $30 for couple. Lunch is included only with pre-registrations made by Friday. Walk-in registrations will be accepted for $10, space permitting, the morning of the event.
More information and a registration form can be found at www.wilson.edu/energy.
The workshop is co-sponsored by Wilson's Fulton Center for Sustainable Living, the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund and Automated Logic. For more information, contact FCSL Program Manager Chris Mayer (email@example.com or 717-264-4141, Ext. 3247).
------ Brian Hall can be reached at 262-4811 and firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter @bkhallpo.
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