Butz Elementary to Stay Open During the November Election

May 14, 2018 – School Board Meeting

Teacher Awards

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.

Student Achievement

High School student Ryan Miller was congratulated for his acceptance at West Point.

School Budget

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.

Agenda Items

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.


2 thoughts on “Butz Elementary to Stay Open During the November Election

  1. Excellent reporting on the Nazareth school board attendance. However, you missed a great story a couple weeks ago at the last board meeting when all were in attendance and some on the board were proposing tax reassessment for all businesses in the district and SPOT reassessment of residential property, which in itself is curious. They also proposed the construction of a Coordinated Health facility within the high school for staff only: Also curious because the high school already has a sufficient facility to meet he needs of both the students and staff alike. Both of those measures were successfully defeated with a 4-4 tie with Jodi Mammana and Denise Glaros included in the 4 voting against an increase in your taxes. Any resident reading this comment that thinks the district needs more tax revenue from them needs to start attending school board meetings to see where 85 million in tax revenue a year goes.


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