School board seeking new representative
BY ROBERT L. BAKER
Wyoming County Press Examiner
MILL CITY – The Tunkhannock Area School Board is looking for a new member.
Wiliam Kropa Jr., who was elected in 2009 from the District’s Region 2 submitted his resignation because of a relocation in job effective Nov. 5.
Board president Rob Parry said any resident of Falls, Monroe, Northmoreland or Overfield townships could submit a brief letter of interest by Nov. 12. Interviews at a public meeting would take place Nov. 17 and an appointment would likely be made at the next board meeting on Nov. 18.
At Thursday’s meeting, the board extended Michael Healey’s superintendent contract three more years. The only change would be that Healey would begin paying 12 percent of his health premium, whereas his present contribution level is 10 percent.
Healey announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Education has recognized the Mehoopany Elementary School in the district as one of 25 in the state that scored hights on Title 1 acievement tests. The school will get a $3,000 grant, and expects to use the money for an after-schoo program, Healey said.