I just read an article, on a local online media outlet, about the Pottstown School Board having an Executive Session that appears to have violated the Sunshine Law. The board discussed cutting art and music behind closed doors after being told by taxpayers this was not their will.
As a student of history I feel it is incumbent upon us to study the past to learn from our mistakes. Making the same poor decision repeatedly and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity.
I feel there are other areas that could yield cost savings that we are not considering. Certain groups are considered “untouchable”. Art and music are always the first thing a school board looks at cutting to save money.
If we look at the number of students involved with the music program in the PSD, we see a large group. Not only do many students take part in the music program but our high school band and some other ensembles are award-winners and recognized for excellence. They are a source of pride for our community.
Clearly, this decision is not supported by taxpayers based on the turn out at public meetings where this subject has been discussed. Sneaking around behind closed doors is childish behavior and violates the LAW in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. But yet organizations in this town continue to engage in this counterproductive behavior. How are we supposed to trust any of you???
Shame, shame, shame! Two Roy’s Rants thumbs DOWN for this poor decision and the even poorer way it was handled.