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Don't waste money on lame ducks

| Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, 8:57 p.m.

The Allegheny Valley School Board recently voted to send three board members whose terms expire at the end of the year to a conference in Hershey.

This trip will easily cost the district more than $1,000 per board member.

These three board members were voted out in May, not receiving enough votes to make it on the ballot in November. To send these three on a trip would be a waste of taxpayer money.

While the vote was 4-3, they needed a majority of the full board of nine to approve this trip. Two board members were not able to attend, so this trip will be on the agenda again next month. I hope the community shows up to this meeting to take a stand against wasting our money.

James Gaschler

Harmar

The writer is an Allegheny Valley School Board member who is also being considered for attendance at the October school board conference.

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