Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances
R.I.P: Laurel Point Elementary School. The Kiski Area School Board shuttered the region's only National Blue Ribbon School when classes ended for the year last Friday. Our bet is it's the only one of the 300 Blue Ribbon designees nationwide to close. We can only hope the dedication, enthusiasm and standards demonstrated by teachers and parents at Laurel Point carry over to the students' new school.
An observation: When the Highlands School Board hired Matt Bonislawski to be the district's athletic director in 2007, he was unqualified and got the job through family political connections. Those connections have dried up and Bonislawski is out as A.D., although he did nothing to deserve it. Live by the sword ...
Lance: To the Highlands School Board. It hired teacher Chuck Debor to be the part-time A.D. How can he be a full-time teacher and a part-time A.D.?
On the “Watch List”: Westmoreland cost savings. Democrat Commissioner Ted Kopas proposed hiring a county manager to replace the commissioners' chiefs of staff, but Republican Commissioners Charles Anderson and Tyler Courtney nixed it. But that puts the ball in the Republicans' court: What cost-saving measures do they propose, under their purview, to help close the county's recurring multimillion-dollar deficit?
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