As if Owen J. Roberts hasn’t provided enough superintendent drama, Boyertown Area School District has now jumped on the bandwagon.
Boyertown has hired a new superintendent to succeed Dr. Morgan, who is retiring. However, there is already a kerfluffle afoot as a divided board elected the new superintendent. Dr. Dion E. Betts of South Western School District in Hanover, York County was elected by a narrow 5-4 vote amid cries from dissenting board members to postpone the vote and take more time to select a superintendent.
So good luck Dr. Betts. You are starting out behind the eight ball in a new job. Betts was given a 4 1/2 year contract and a starting salary of $145K. Hopefully people will at least give Dr. Betts a chance but there are already questions regarding his credentials from dissenting board members and the teachers union.
Let the drama begin.