Here are the two biggest takeaways from last night's Pottsgrove School Board meeting:
1) It looks like the final phase of the $30 million high school renovations will be completed on time, meaning that school will open on time, Sept. 6.
2) Perhaps more surprising is the dwindling support that an increasing majority of the school board has for allowing the Relay for Life to continue to use the district's football stadium for its June event.
The problem for as many as five members is not the local volunteers or the cause, it is the organization that receives all the money raised -- the American Cancer Society.
Board members Al Leach, Jim Lapic, Ashley Custer, Bill Parker and Board President Rick Rabinowitz all expressed reservations about the small amount of the money raised in Pottstown that goes to actual research.
Board member Patricia Grimm, an outspoken cancer survivor, said it is the community spirit and "celebration of life" that is more important. "I don't care where the money goes," she said.
Also, the board decided to reduce the number of times it holds meetings in each of the district's five buildings to once a year.
And here are the Tweets.