Sep 3, 2013

School Director To Stay








Joanne Jackson has decided to rescind her resignation to the Allentown School Board. Jackson is a former teacher, well liked by the teachers and students. Her resignation resulted from tension with some other board members, a situation which apparently she has decided to accept as par for the course. I'm personally glad she came to this conclusion. It serves the school district best to have board members with divergent points of view. Shown above, Joanne is giving the commencement speech at Dieruff this past spring.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I had no idea the School Board is this dysfunctional. Resign,un-resign looks like Seinfeld is coming back

jeb said...

thanks Michael, my reasons for staying are greater than my reasons for leaving--my grand daughter Kelsey asked me that question and that was the tipping point for me. you are fair and reasonable and I appreciate that so very much. yes, conflict creates a tension that creates growth....

michael molovinsky said...

@11:09, i wouldn't call it dysfunctional. it's a thankless, stressful job dealing with a budget 3 times bigger than the city, and having to lay off teachers.

joanne@11:46, welcome back.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't there a residency issue?

michael molovinsky said...

@2:52, that issue was only brought up by me on a previous post, but any legality is for the administration to ponder, not a blogger.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps if the School District, or any other Government-run entity, could ever learn to live within their means, then perhaps the job would not be so stressful and / or thankless.

I have ALWAYS had to live within my means.

Gee, I guess my life has been nothing but stressful and thankless, too

I'm also handicapped ... when can I get some love, Mr. Molovinsky?

PARALYZED BY ALL THE PROGRESS

michael molovinsky said...

@5:34, the problem with the school district budget is that they always get more money from harrisburg than originally stated. they always have to go through layoffs and then reinstatements. that yearly ritual seems like unnecessary pain to me for all involved.

Bill said...

Happy to hear this! She has my vote and my respect.