As the Scranton School District tries to find ways to eliminate an $18.7 million hole in the 2018 budget, officials hope proposed changes to health care could help close the gap. The district plans to spend $22 million on health care this year, after budgeting $17.5 million. The district, which is self-insured, is budgeting about $22 million in the 2018 spending plan. Directors must pass a balanced budget by the end of the year.
SCRANTON — In the anatomy lab at the University of Scranton, Natalia Ochalski learned lessons from a man who gave his body to science. She touched the hands that he used to hold his loved ones. She held the lungs that helped him breathe. She examined his heart that had once raced with both fear and passion. Students in the university’s health sciences programs came together Friday to remember the eight people whose wishes to be studied after death provided lasting gifts.
With limited options left to raise revenue, the Scranton School Board passed a preliminary budget for next year with an $18.7 million hole. The $159 million budget has the district considering layoffs to its teaching staff, which would be effective at the end of the school year, and cuts to programs. Directors have already asked administrators to take a 4-percent pay cut and plan to ask vendors who do more than $100,000 in work with the district to give something back.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".