Owen J. Roberts Media Circus Back In Town

Looks like the rumor mill is running full-tilt at the Fishwrap online over the new OJR Superintendent of Schools leaving.  The OJR School Board rushed to hire a replacement for wrongfully terminated Myra Forrest and less than two years later the new guy resigns.  All the details are “confidential”??  Smells like day-old fish guts to me.

Despite all the “drama” this has caused and the pall it has cast over the Owen J. Roberts School District, the students suffer when there are too many turnovers.  It seems more than coincidental that this guy is “outta here” already.  If it is just “bad timing” then more of an explanation is due OJR taxpayers without violating anyone’s “confidentiality”.

The board owes it to OJR taxpayers and students to do a better job of selecting a candidate who is “in it for the long haul”.  Continuity is important and we are talking about educating our children – not hiring someone to run the fryer at Mickey D’s.  You had a perfectly good superintendent, who was totally committed to the district, and you fired her for no good reason!

Two thumbs down for more drama!

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Demograhics, Border Development And Low-Income Riverfront Housing

Hopefully,  looking at these figures will help illustrate why Pottstown needs to move away from low-income and Section 8 housing if we ever want to revitalize this community.  Looking at the numbers, we are again at the bottom.  And we wonder why development happens all around us?  Not really!  Welcome to the donut hole.  You can find this information at city-data.com

Pottstown Borough 4.9 square miles  –  Estimated median household income in 2008: $45,941

Upper Pottsgrove Township 5.0 square miles –  Estimated median household income in 2008: $89,145

West Pottsgrove Township 2.4 square miles –  Estimated median household income in 2008: $54,067  

Lower Pottsgrove Township 7.9 square miles –  Estimated median household income in 2008: $65,879

Douglas Township (Montgomery County) 15.3 square miles –  Estimated median household income in 2008: $70,404

North Coventry Township 13.4 square miles –  Estimated median household income in 2008: $65,694

East Coventry Township 10.8 square miles –  Estimated median household income in 2008: $73,497