SAINT CLAIR, PA — Seven of about 70 borough residents raised their hands in favor of a merger between Saint Clair Area and Pottsville Area school districts at a borough school board meeting Wednesday.
The school board welcomed feedback from borough residents about the possible school merge after a public meeting Monday describing details from the feasibility study.
Many points and questions were brought up by residents, including what would happen to the school if they didn’t merge.
Various school board officials including Jason Bendle, acting superintendent, Michael Holobetz, board president, and Michael O’Pake, board solicitor, explained that the school would eventually be taken over by the state and go into receivership. The school board would still exist, but an assigned recovery officer would have the ultimate say in decisions.