I attended the “meet the candidates” event at the New Kensington Elks on May 4. I am very excited about some of the candidates and happy to have had the opportunity to meet them.
But I was extremely disappointed that New Ken-Arnold School Board members Debra Glushenko and Patrick Petit did not attend. Plus, Mr. Petit isn't listed in the phone book. How can I contact him about my concerns related to his actions in our district?
Our students have fallen behind in everything from test scores to discipline in school to our athletic programs. An $8 million surplus has disappeared under their watch. Kindergarten is being cut to half-day sessions. The decision to use artificial turf on the football field will likely to lead to more concussions.
And Petit still has never explained his role in the school district paying for buses to transport the Ar-Ken Rens football team.
Ron C. Balla said that he was running for the New Kensington council because his dad previously served on the council and his grandfather was ward chairman for years. I don't think a person should run for council because he has a sense of entitlement.