Wednesday, August 12, 2015

High School Roof Leaks and Lower PSSA Scores

Photo by Evan Brandt
Lots of work being done to the entrance of Pottsgrove High School during summer construction.

What started off seeming like a quick summer meeting of the Pottsgrove School Board stretched out a bit Tuesday night when the subjects of high school renovation and PSSA scores came up.

Superintendent Shellie Feola told the board that although construction on the high school was coming along well, that a few problems had cropped up.

Tuesday afternoon's driving rain revealed rood leaks over two classrooms, both in the choral area. One of the romms had computers in it and another sustained water damage to the wall.

She said the consultant had warned the contractor to patch the spots but it hadn't been done before the rain and she she is "very upset" about it.

Feola also said its unlikely the cafeteria and library and a few other of the areas in the building will be completed when school opens, but it will still open on time.

She also addressed the letter she sent out to parents warning them that the state's movement of standards on the PSSA tests and changing of the tests would lower scores.

The board approved a resolution calling on the state to reduce standardized testing as much as possible.

Here are the Tweets from the meeting.

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