Friday, December 18, 2015

PSMA Puts Pottstown Closer to New Stadium Lights

Photo by Evan Brandt
Pottstown Marching Band officers, form left, Manager Casey Mest, President Connor Benfield and Vice President Chloe Francis get ready to present a $1,500 donation to the Save the Lights Campaign at Pottstown High School.

Perhaps the most newsworthy thing that happened at the school board meeting Thursday night took shape while the school board was not even in the room.

Closeted in a meeting from which the public was excluded while the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit made a presentation on why they should be hired to find Pottstown a new superintendent in what was quite possibly a violation of the Open Meetings Law, students and officials from the Pottstown music program cooled their heels outside.

And they were there to give the school district money.

The money, $1,500, was a donation from the volunteer non-profit Pottstown Schools Music Association, to the Save the Lights campaign.

(Full disclosure, this blogger is a member of that august organization.)

Here is some video of the presentation:

Board member Polly Weand, who is in charge of the fund-raising effort, said she had some "secret news" she was not quite ready to share but that new lights for Grigg Memorial Field might be ready as soon as next year.

Superintendent Jeff Sparagana, also gave a sobering presentation on the high school's recent less-than-stellar School Performance Profile Score, and the board accepted the retirement notices of several high-level administration personnel.

You can read all about it in the Tweets below ....

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