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Sick day bank approved for fire victim

Posted 11/26/13

 

The Middletown Area School Board has approved a special program allowing district employees to donate one sick day – and possibly more if needed – to Heather Radabaugh, a school bus driver and custodian who was injured in a fire that …

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The Middletown Area School Board has approved a special program allowing district employees to donate one sick day – and possibly more if needed – to Heather Radabaugh, a school bus driver and custodian who was injured in a fire that destroyed her home in October.


“Everybody, from an employee perspective, just wants to make sure the family has what they need,” said Superintendent Lori Suski.


The idea was first suggested by retiring accounting manager Cindy Hendershott, who had offered to donate all her unused sick leave to Radabaugh upon her retirement, Suski said. The program has been approved by the district’s employee associations.


District employees and students have contributed financially to the Radabaughs as well. Nearly $4,000 in donations has been collected by the district and given to the Salvation Army to help the family, Suski said.


Meanwhile, students have sold 91 fundraising shirts produced by Middletown custom apparel store With Kidz in Mind, with $6 per shirt going to the Radabaugh family, a Student Council representative reported.{jcomments on}