POTTSTOWN PA – Four new members, and two returning veterans, of the Pottsgrove School District Board of School Directors took their oaths of office Tuesday night during its re-organizational meeting at Pottsgrove High School on Kauffman Road. It elected new officers, too, and launched into a lengthy first meeting that ended after 11 p.m.
New to the board are Al Leach, Jim Lapic, Bill Parker, and Ashley Custer. Elected to his first full term was earlier appointee John Rossi, and re-elected to a full term was Patti Grimm.
Director Rick Rabinowitz was selected as board president, and Matt Alexander as vice president. Rossi also was chosen as one of Pottsgrove’s representatives on the joint operating committee of the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center in Limerick PA.
During the four hours that followed, the board:
- Agreed to limit any tax increase needed for the 2016-2017 academic year budget to 3.1 percent or less;
- Said it would re-examine, but for legal reason might have difficulty changing, remaining renovations to Pottsgrove High;
- Approved further investigation of mold problems beneath the roof line of Ringing Rocks Elementary School;
- And heard from the district auditor about its very healthy financial condition and another annual budget surplus.
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Related (to the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors’ Dec. 1 meeting):