The Allentown School District has projected a $28 million dollar shortfall in the 2018-19 budget. A professional cost cutting firm has recommended various cutback strategies, none of which will help with the educational challenges faced by the district. A local informed citizen, Lisa Zezoney, suggested on social media;
No disrespect meant here but maybe the people on the school board should have their eyes on their present jobs rather than where they want to position themselves in the city...this deficit is a surprise.
Despite its relative small size and quaintness, Allentown has the large city urban school problems faced across the country....A poor population in need of better schooling. The building boom in center city has not translated into significant higher tax revenue for the school district.
This blog has declared Ray O'Connell the new mayor, well before the official decision in early April. With O'Connell being a former school administrator, any benefit that can be realized by more cooperation between the district and city is likely.
this blogger attended Jefferson Elementary School shown above