Here's the recap.
As most of you already know (you didn't read much about it here), a majority of the Pottsgrove School Board rejected the proposal to offer parents a choice between virtual online education and a hybrid between in-person and cyber education.
You may also know, again not from this blog, that board member Scott Hutt resigned. Late last week, the school board chose Jay Strunk from among five candidates who applied for the vacancy.
He was sworn in last night by School board President, Robert Lindgren. Speaking of Mr. Lindgren, he asked the board if they wanted to replace him as school board president last night.
He had no takers.
|Jay Strunk, right, is sworn in by Robert Lindren|
I guess the three big headlines from last night's meeting are:
- Pottsgrove will eliminate all busing, except for those Western Center students and certain special education cases. That will include private school students who live in Pottsgrove and are bused;
- Monday night, the joint operating committee that acts as the school board for the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center approved plans to re-open in-person schooling;
- The board also voted to furlough or demote about 40 employees, primarily duty aides, in-school-suspension staff and hall monitors given that classes will be held virtually.