Tuesday, December 6, 2011
A recap of the early-December reorganization meeting for the Spring-Ford Area School District.
The Spring-Ford Area School District met for a regular board of education meeting on Monday night, but before that, reorganized for 2012, swearing in newly elected officials and appointing board members to positions and committees. Magisterial District Judge Walter Gadzicki was on hand to help swear the elected officials in, which included former board members Bernard Pettit, David Shafer, Julie Mullin and Mark Dehnert. There was also a new board member sworn in: Dawn Heine, who takes Donna Williams' spot on the board. Williams did not run for re-election. Heine is honored by the opportunity to serve the community. "It truly is an honor to be able to be in the public service environment and to hopefully help this district move forward into…
Monday, December 5, 2011
News from last week's school board meeting.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Some questions came up at the Spring-Ford Area School District board meeting last Monday about the GlaxoSmithKline deal. Patch had to leave the meeting in the midst of the fight and possible stabbing that occurred in Royersford during the meeting and missed this coverage. The following clip comes from a story from Frank Otto of the Pottstown Mercury: “At no time, whatsoever, was there a back door deal made with GSK that the board waited on handling,” said Ciresi. “Not this board. Not that I’m aware of.” Ciresi assured the public that all dealings with GSK were above board. “Everything was done on the up-and-up,” he said. Spring-Ford settled with GlaxoSmithKline on reassessment of property in the district after an appeal. After the district…
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
A recap of this week's board of education meeting
The Spring-Ford Area School District Board of Education met for a regular meeting on Monday night to go over some committee reports and tend to regular business. Among the major discussion items were the local ice hockey team and the conclusion of board member Donna Williams' term. In board member David Shafer's report on the extracurricular committee, discussions with the ice hockey team were deemed resolved. Shafer reported a letter was written to the team, which is not sanctioned or recognized by Spring-Ford High School, clearing up four final requests the team had. Shafer and assistant superintendent Allyn Roche both agreed that the team was seeking resolution, but was denied all four items. Roche reported the team was denied: Board …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The issue has not gone away in the month-long hiatus of summer and the school board is ready to do something about low numbers.
Discussions continued concerning the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center at Monday night's school board meeting and the board wants to make strides toward taking action with the Joint Operating Committee. Since the last meeting in June, the board has had time to reflect on a few things, including the hiring of the new principal at the Center, Robert Weneck. "While I appreciate board members that are very active with this, I think we have an opportunity with a new principal there," said board member David Shafer. "To me, it would seem that this person would have some attention or some full-time effort aimed at generating something that goes beyond just Spring-Ford and how we are recruiting our students." Members of the board, …