May 14, 2018 – School Board Meeting
Bob Kern, former principal of the Middle School, Vicki Selene, a school counselor and Linda Baskwell, a Special Education teacher were all honored with an “I Touch the Future” award.
Certificates were awarded to all of Nazareth’s music teachers for achieving a Best Communities for Music Education award for the district.
High School student Ryan Miller was congratulated for his acceptance at West Point.
The Board will take a vote on the 2018-2019 budget at the May 21st meeting. Board members Jodi Mammana and Denise Glaras were again absent.
The Board approved agenda item IX with Linda Stubits voting against IX L, which sets the calendar for the next school year. Stubits urged Superintendent Riker and the school board to cease their grudge match with the Election Board and close Butz Elementary on November 6th . She pleaded with her colleagues to stop putting the students in the middle of this tug-of-war, but her request fell on deaf ears. The rest of the Board voted to keep the school open during the election so the anxiety and the drama of this issue will continue: https://www.nazarethasd.k12.pa.us/Page/1024
Becky Bartlett covers these meetings because citizens have a right to know what their government is doing.