Perini fills vacant seat on school board
After 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