Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The school board finally talked about the long-term absence of one of its members at Monday night's meeting.
At the end of the Spring-Ford Area School District board meeting on Monday night, board member Mark Dehnert spoke up about an issue that has frequented Patch for quite some time: Oh Where! Oh Where! is Clara Gudolonis? After last week's meeting, a reader joked that maybe Scooby and the Gang could help the board solve the mystery. Gudolonis last attended the Dec. 20 meeting. Before that, she hadn't attended a meeting since Sept. 19. It is reported that she has been spending time in Belgium. In Monday night's discussion, Board President Tom DiBello indicated she was there for work-related reasons. Gudolonis was elected to the board in 2009. Her term ends in 2013. Dehnert cited the school board's policy, stating if a board member misses two …
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 …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Results from this year's race for the school board.
As anticipated, incumbent candidates David Shafer, Bernard Pettit, Julie Mullin and Mark Dehnert, who all ran unopposed for four of the five open school board seats, were voted back into office today. In addition, Dawn Heine was elected to fill the seat left by former board president Donna Williams, who served on the board for 16 years. Here are the results: Williams said she enjoyed her time serving the Spring-Ford Area School District. "I've been really honored to serve that time period," she said. "It's been a wonderful learning experience and I've had the pleasure of working with wonderful teachers, administrators and past boards." What's next for Williams? She's not sure, but she's not ruling out the opportunity of serving the …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
A peak at the polls
Officials and voters are out at the local polling places. Officials are greeting and assiting voters and according to Spring City Borough Council President Lou DiGuiseppe, in four hours, 65 voters showed up to Spring City 1, which is far better than anticipated. Make sure you stick with Patch for voter input at 6 p.m. and the results after the 8 p.m. poll closure for results of Limerick, Royersford, Spring City and Spring-Ford Area School District elections, as well as updates on Upper Providence, East Vincent and Montgomery/Chester County by the morning.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Missed some news this week? Here's your weekly recap.
Within the span of one week, not only does the east coast see an earthquake, but it's set to see a potentially dangerous hurricane by the weekend. In light of that, our coverage was certainly centered on that, but there was another huge piece of news that snuck on in there... The Royersford-Spring City Bridge reopened on Friday. Aside from that, the school board met for a regular meeting and approved Allyn Roche as the new assistant superintendent and plans to discuss some policies on facilities usage and dress code. Did you miss anything last week? Here are some links to the stories that made the week that was:
Thursday, June 30, 2011
On this day six months ago, a new era was born in community news.
Fall 2010 - Unfamiliar people carrying big green folders and flyers came to Eastern Pennsylvania to spread the word about a new online service called "Patch." These colorful characters were mostly seen entering local businesses to collect information for what is now known as our "Places" section. Some business owners were skeptical, being scammed in the past by similar services, but our Commercial Listings Collectors didn't let up. They had a job to do and that was to help set up what would eventually be your main local hub for news, sports, events and other happenings in the area. December 2010 - A bright and friendly face in the Limerick community by the name of David Powell entered the scene and started spreading the word to schools and…