June 2, 1995 |
Jake Clark, who has coached Archbishop Carroll's football team to back-to- back appearances in the Catholic League title game, said yesterday that he was taking a one-year sabbatical to further his education. "Jake told me about a week ago and we've been working on how to handle it, whether we could name an interim coach or if we needed to post the job," Carroll athletic director Chris Scattergood said. "It came as a shock to me, but I think it's something Jake definitely had to do. I fully support him going to school for a year.
September 29, 1989 |
Never mind that in Holiday (1938), released during the Depression when most people felt lucky to have work, Cary Grant was seen as heroic; his character refused a stodgy Wall Street job in order to take a restorative sabbatical. George Cukor's adaptation of the Philip Barry play takes on an easy target: high society. But it hits so squarely, you forget that society is a problem only for people unfortunate enough to be trapped by it or who want to be trapped by it. Grant is wonderful as red-blooded Johnny Case.
August 23, 1990 |
Frank M. Kinniry's specialty is teaching math to fifth and sixth graders. And for 10 years that is what he has done, working in the same classroom in Highland Elementary School in Abington. But this fall, having returned from a one-year sabbatical spent traveling, Kinniry has been assigned to trade classes and classrooms with a fourth-grade teacher. He'd rather fight than switch. Kinniry has sued the Abington School District, contending his transfer violates the state public school code.
September 28, 1999 |
Bill Fox has pushed the pause button on his illustrious basketball coaching career. The stop button could be next. Fox, 464-220 with three Catholic League championships in 24 seasons at Father Judge High, yesterday informed his players and school administrators that he is taking a sabbatical for the upcoming season. He declined to predict an absolute return for 2000-2001. "All I know right know is that I'm going to take this season off," Fox said. "I had a very good meeting with our principal, the Rev. Robert Mulligan, and he understands my feelings.
December 13, 1990 |
The state law governing sabbaticals for educators that Springfield Gop chairman Charlie Sexton wants to change has not been a point of contention in school districts, according to a state Department of Education spokesman. "If people want it changed, they're free to try," press secretary John Clark said. The education department would respond to changes proposed by lawmakers, Clark said. "But it's not wise to anticipate the legislation that might be introduced. " The target of Sexton's campaign is a provision that gives school boards authority to waive the requirement that educators return to work for at least a year after a sabbatical.
November 24, 1988 |
With teacher contract negotiations scheduled to begin after the first of the year, Phoenixville Area School District trustees appear to be letting their constituents know that they will be cautious with taxpayers' dollars. An application for a sabbatical by a business-education teacher who wants to tour the East Coast from Maine to Florida and possibly visit England and France was tabled last Thursday after a board member questioned the educational value of the trip. The board tabled the proposal despite advice from professional staff that such year-long paid sabbaticals are in keeping with the board's contract agreement with the teachers and that such leaves have been granted in the past.
January 21, 1986 |
It's official. John "Whitey" Sullivan, producer of four Catholic League football championships and a 106-43-5 overall record in 12 seasons at Father Judge, will take a one-year sabbatical from football and has filed papers with the Archdiocese in hopes of gaining a one-year sabbatical from teaching. No interim coach has been named, although defensive coordinator Bill Edger is believed to be the front-runner. Athletic director Henry King, speaking on behalf of the Rev. John J. Dennis, Judge's principal, said a decision should be announced "in one or two weeks.
February 13, 1992 |
Pennsbury school board member Elyse Accardi said she wanted embattled Superintendent George DiPilato to leave with "dignity. " Fellow board member Alan Farneth said DiPilato was offered a year-long sabbatical - after his contract expires June 30 - because of the board's "untenable situation. " But board chairman Beth Neamand was a bit more succinct: "Offering the sabbatical is insurance that George would take the leave of absence. " Controversy has dogged DiPilato since he arrived at the school district in February 1989, and it appears his departure will be no different.
January 12, 1988 |
Keep reading, but don't believe a word of it. I don't. This electronic box of tricks I confide in, and entrust my secrets to, has turned informer. It's saying that I'm going to goof off for a year, that I'm sneaking off to Washington to "take the king's shilling" to write for the Reagan Administration . . . How do you stop this blabbermouth machine? I thump it on the side. I hammer it on the top. It's relentless; it grinds on. Across the screen moves word of my defection from the business that's fed the kids, bought me beer and booze, and after some palavering, a pair of mittens for the lady of the house (she says it's cold where they turn the pages in the parish choir)
January 5, 1989 |
With his elbow propped comfortably on an armrest, Dave Lebo sat no more than 10 feet from where he had guided the 1987-88 Carlisle basketball team to its greatest triumph. The vantage point was deliciously symbolic. His seat at HersheyPark Arena for North Carolina's non-conference game last month against Towson State was in the first row, close to the action and near his son, Jeff, the Tar Heels' versatile senior point guard. But Dave Lebo was seated behind the Carolina bench - and behind North Carolina coach Dean Smith.