• Perini fills vacant seat on school board

    periniAfter an interview process that lasted nearly an hour, Marie Perini was selected by the Bellefonte Area school board to fill a vacant seat that was formerly filled by Max Kroell. Kroell resigned in September to fulfill educational responsibilities for seminary school.

    Each candidate was asked a question by sitting board members, which were answered publicly. Questions were:

    • What do you see as the greatest challenge facing public education today?
    • What do you see as the top three challenges facing our local school district today?
    • How would you as a board member address these challenges?
    • What would you find most difficult being a board member of the school board?
    • How do you see yourself working with the other board members and superintendent?
    • Faced with tough issues, such as raising taxes or cutting programs, what is the data you would need to make your decisions?
    • What qualities, skills or experiences would you bring to the board?

    The, 7-1, vote allows Perini to fill the seat until Dec. 5, 2023.

    Other candidates were Allison Aukerman, Nathan Campbell, Frederick Caldwell, Timothy Kessling, Tracey Peterson and Joseph Yech.

    *By Brit Milazzo, public relations director, BASD

  • Other board happenings

    • Approved the job description for the position of elementary math specialist. Learn more, here: Elementary math specialist
    • District Director of Fiscal Affairs Ken Bean discussed estimated rebranding costs. Learn more, here: Rebranding costs
    • District volunteers were approved. See a list, here: Volunteers
    • Donations were approved. See the donation list, here: Donations
    • Tenure was approved for Bellefonte Area Middle School counselor Stacey Norfolk
    • Two Lock Haven University students were approved for a health and physical education internship at the district. Learn more, here: Interns