The Upper Perkiomen School Board took the first step towards clarifying its relationship with Upper Hanover, Pennsburg and Red Hill regarding crossing guards. Now it's up to the municipalities to respond.
Last week, the members voted unanimously to pass a resolution allowing the district to assume the hiring and oversight of the guards. The board is requesting authority from the township board of supervisors and both borough councils to relinquish their current authority.
State law requires school crossing guards to serve at the pleasure of the local municipal government. It states that their compensation "shall be fixed by the council and shall be jointly paid by the council and the board of school directors, in a ratio to be determined by the council and board of school directors." Further, it states that if the council and board of school directors are unable to determine the ratio of compensation "each shall pay one-half of the compensation of the crossing guards."
The statue allows the municipalities to take the action completed by the school board on Oct. 10. Now Upper Hanover, Pennsburg and Red Hill must ratify a similar resolution to transfer control.
The language of the resolution did not make any reference to ...
DEADLINE TODAY FOR APPLICATIONS
The district is currently accepting applications for a vacancy on the Upper Perkiomen Board of School Directors. The deadline for receiving completed applications is 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 17, 2019. Applications can be submitted either online by clicking the link under "School Board" on the District website www.upsd.org or downloading the printed form which can be mailed, e-mailed or dropped off to:
Upper Perkiomen School District
Attn: Sandra Kassel, Board Secretary
2229 E. Buck Road, Suite #2
Pennsburg, PA 18073
The term for this appointment will expire December 2021. Board members serve without compensation.
The Board is planning to hold open interviews at the Board Workshop on Thursday evening, October 24, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Upper Perkiomen School District Education Center, 2229 E. Buck Road in Pennsburg. After the completed applications are received, successful applicants will be contacted with further details.
Thank you for your interest in serving the Upper Perkiomen community as a board member. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Sandra Kassel, Board Secretary, at 215-541-2446 or firstname.lastname@example.org.