Around the Reading School District, it has almost become a mantra: “It’s all about who you know.”
While school leaders deny its existence, there is a pervasive perception that the district is wrought with nepotism.
And many current and potential employees have the idea that friends and family members of school board members and administrators benefit unfairly because of their ties to school leaders.
Based on information provided by the district, 28 of 2,200 district employees are related to board members who have served in the past two years. Dozens of other district employees are noted as friends of board members.