Friday, August 21, 2015

Zahora to Resign from School Board at End of Sept.

Embarrassingly fuzzy photo by Evan Brandt
Outgoing school board president Judy Zahora is
wished well 
by board vice president Andrew Kefer.
Certainly the "For Sale" sign outside her home at Wilson and North Franklin streets was a pretty good clue, but Pottstown School Board President Judyth Zahora gave notice Thursday night that she's moving.

To Boston.

And although she hasn't sold her house yet, she announced Thursday night what most of her fellow board members probably already knew, that she will resign her seat.

But because she won't resign until the end of September, it will not be necessary to name a replacement.

That's because she did not run for reelection and whoever wins her seat in the election will be sworn in Dec. 3, so an appointment would be moot, according to the advice of district solicitor Stephen Kalis.

"You'll just have to get along without me for October and November," she told the board.
Michael Peterman

We'll have a full story in The Mercury shortly, but let me be the first to say: "good luck and thank you for your service."

Another interesting thing, the surprising thing, to happen at last night's meeting were comments
offered by someone else who one might thank for their service.

Mike Peterman, a 2001 graduate and Army veteran spoke against the idea of sending new high school graduates into the armed forces.

Specifically, he said, the military does not always teach people to be better citizens or better people and he asked the school board to give second thought to allowing the JROTC program at the high school to continue.

We'll have more on that in subsequent Mercury coverage  also.

And finally, Business Manager Linda Adams announced that she will begin talks short with an organization that wants to lease the closed Edgewood School.

I suspect we'll more about that shortly.

In the meantime, here are the Tweets from the meeting.

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