Demoted Monroeville Police Chief Placed On Leave

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Former Monroeville police Chief Doug Cole, who was demoted to sergeant in February, has been placed on paid administrative leave, manager Lynette McKinney confirmed today.

She also confirmed that three dispatchers were fired for violating the computer usage policy of the municipality’s employee handbook.

She said Sgt. Cole was placed on leave Tuesday pending further action.

She declined to provide further details about the discipline against Sgt. Cole and would not name the terminated dispatchers.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-east/demoted-monroeville-police-chief-placed-on-leave-701953/#ixzz2dyxaCT92

Daniel Boone Board Shuts School; Makes Little Budget Progress

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The Daniel Boone School Board didn’t waste time in deciding Monday to shutter Amity Primary Center, but spent more than an hour discussing other budget-related moves with little progress.

Several residents expressed frustration about the slow-moving budget discussion, noting that the same cuts have been on the table since December.

“It just seems like we don’t make decisions,” resident Rich Martino said.  “We push it off meeting after meeting and now we’re up against a deadline and I don’t know if we’re going to make the right decision.”

The board will vote on a tentative $52.45 million budget next week.

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Chester Mayor Shakes Up Police Department

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Editor’s note:  This will never happen in Pottstown, sigh…..

In something of a leadership shake-up, Chester Mayor John Linder has replaced three of his highest level police officers with three formerly lower-ranking lawmen.

In addition, the mayor announced Tuesday that he has created a police narcotics task force and beefed up highway patrol.

Linder, who also is the city’s public safety director, said the personnel moves are part of the changes and on-going assessment he vowed when he took office last year.

“I saw some areas I wanted to change, and the only way to change things was to move (personnel) around,” Linder said Tuesday.

Read more:

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20130402_Chester_mayor_shakes_up_police_department.html

Fleetwood School District Jobs In Jeopardy

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More than a dozen Fleetwood School District employees will likely be furloughed or demoted in an attempt to battle a bulging budget gap.

Dr. Paul B. Eaken, superintendent, said Friday that he had met with the employees – teachers and support staff – to notify them their jobs are expected to be eliminated or reduced next school year.

The district is facing a hole of at least $847,000 in its $38.6 million 2012-13 budget. The staffing moves would save the district about $850,000, Eaken said.

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