|The Pottstown School Board meeting was held online.|
Although it appeared nowhere on last night's agenda, people interested in reinstating athletics in Pottstown Schools managed to make it the top subject of discussion during the school board meeting.
"Please reconsider the decision to cancel the fall and winter sports season. All the surrounding districts students will be competing in athletics this week, while our children watch," wrote former school board member Kurt Heidel. "I have not seen one program from the district to keep our students healthy and exercised. Why is the board intentionally hurting our kids?"
"It should be the parent’s decision. We should’ve been able to have an opportunity," wrote Marc Christopher.
Currently public comment is taken through reading the comments people post alongside the live video of the meeting, which is where people were asking the board to resinstate sports.
There are no games or fans in Pottstown High School's
Grigg Memorial Stadium.
He suggested that a method be found to allow residents to address the board directly, as was done when meetings were held in-person. Those who wished to speak signed up and were given three minutes to say what they wish.
Board member Thomas Hylton noted that Pottstown Borough Council has managed to find a way to allow public comments this way."We need to provide people with three minutes for hearing from the patrons," said Armato. "There are 80 comments on tonight's meeting. We need to be sure patrons have a clear voice."