Selinsgrove board reelects president Spiegel
Selinsgrove school board Monday set a new policy on the boards organization, and make up. They nominated and reelected Paul Spiegel, Jr. as board president and designating the new V.P., as Roger Sheesley. Superintendent of the Selinsgrove Area School District Chad Cohrs speaks about working with the other directors as an ex officio member of the board.
“They complement each other very well,” Cohrs said. “As a nine-member elected board of officials, I serve as an ex officio member. I have no voting power; all I can do is make recommendations and give suggestions to the other members, let them take the available information and make a decision that is in the best interest of the students and the community.”
Maintaining the district’s monetary expenditures is only one item on the board’s consenting agenda. Cohrs highlighted the board use of mission, vision and belief statements in providing goals for board guidance. As a district, the board focuses on addressing the goals of fiscal responsibility and the promotion of high academic expectations.
“Doing things like approving the minutes, the monthly budgetary reports and the monthly bill payments is a rather quick process,” said Cohrs. “The board members have that information ahead of time so they can look over the bills and reports and approve those actions.”
Other items addressed included the approval of a decision to deny the New Berlin Charter School application to students within the Selinsgrove Area school district, matched by Lewisburg and Mifflinsburg school districts. The board adjourned with brevity and will meet again after the holidays. (Andy Reed)